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Thursday, March 6, 2008
Broad Institute Auditorium
7 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA
We are entering the "Third Revolution" in healthcare research – an era that will integrate engineering skills with an ever expanding understanding of the molecular details of disease. The first revolution was the development of molecular biology, beginning with the discovery by Watson and Crick of the structure of DNA, followed by the genomics revolution capped by the completion of the sequence of the human genome. During this MIT briefing, the faculty of the David H. Koch Institute and their colleagues will describe how their specific research collaborations combining biological investigation with engineering technology and the Third Revolution in general will close the gap in the war on cancer. This exciting new era could be the one that brings the goal of controlling cancer for good within reach.