Brave thinkers

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In November’s Atlantic magazine there is an article titled Brave Thinkers.  Jay Bradner, a featured scientist, discovered a molecule that in mice appeared to trick certain cancer cells into becoming normal cancer cells. Instead of hustling for a patent, he gave his work away, hoping others could use and improve on his work.  He actually mailed samples to labs around the world.  The action, he says, felt like “the more efficient way to do science – and maybe the more honorable way.”
Would that there were more brave thinkers!  Wait a minute.  There were.  25 more were listed.

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