• Question: if you did cure cancer would you share your research with the world or would you keep it to yourself?

    Asked by ethan to Melissa on 26 Apr 2016.
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      Melissa Wilson Sayres answered on 26 Apr 2016:

      If I cured cancer, I would first make sure there was a way it was completely open science, so that no one else could patent and sell it, then I would make it available to everyone in the world.

      One caution might be that the cure could be very expensive, so even releasing it into the world might not be enough. Life is complicated.