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[BOAI] How Open Access Empowered a 16-Year-Old to Make Cancer Breakthrough
From: Nick Shockey <nick AT arl.org>
Today, we’re excited to announce a Right to Research Coalition video interview ↵ with Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the US National Institutes of Health, and ↵ Jack Andraka, the 16-year-old inventor of a breakthrough cancer diagnostic, ↵ discussing the importance of Open Access. Click here to watch the video interview Click here to read our announcement Jack used free online articles “religiously” in creating his pancreatic ↵ diagnostic that is 26,667 times cheaper, 168 times faster, and 400 times more ↵ sensitive than the current test. In discussing his discovery, Jack points to ↵ paywalls for journal articles as a central barrier preventing others from ↵ making similar breakthroughs. Jack is a perfect example of the increased innovation that arises from ↵ unexpected places when anyone with curiosity, determination, and an Internet ↵ connection has Open Access to the research literature. Nick Shockey Director, Right to Research Coalition Director of Student Advocacy, SPARC nick AT arl.org +1 202 296 2296 Skype: nick.shockey http://www.righttoresearch.org http://www.arl.org/sparc
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