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Right to Research Video

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.

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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.

Are you interested in working on Open Access issues with AMSA? Email for ways to get involved.

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