This medicine speech by Francis Collins talks about the multiple innovations and potential of pharmaceuticals. It begins with a small history lesson and summarizes right up until where we are now.
He talks about everything from how speeds have increased when it comes to releasing drugs to the public and how we can sample drugs on computer chips that represent human cells. He also brings up the fact that we will soon be able to put an individual’s DNA on a chip which will allow for a better understanding and stronger ability for potential treatment.
He ends his medicine speech by stating that if we want these breakthrough trends to continue, there are a few things that need to be done. They still desperately need resources, partnerships and talent.