Roger D. Kornberg – The End of Disease

Speaker: Roger D. Kornberg

Title: The End of Disease

Abstract:

Modern medicine is in a primitive state, due to our limited knowledge of human biology. Most therapies are palliative and few diseases can be cured. Novel physics, chemistry and biology hold great promise for alleviating this condition. Recent advances are illustrative. Also arising recently, however, are major challenges to progress: biomedical and political myopia. A desire for short term gain is slowing the acquisition of new knowledge required to end human disease.