Are Genes Us?


RSA – Are Genes Us?

An interesting talk on genes and how they relate to free will and determinism, with asides on American Exceptionalism and so forth. Gleevec (the drug I used to be on) gets a mention as an exception to the general lack of medical advancement on the gene research front. Also a nice discussion on how the free market has failed in developing these types of drugs, and how the two exceptions she mentioned were in fact bankrolled with public and charitable money.

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