The 'Artist'

University of Pennsylvania chemist William DeGrado is an "artist" when it comes to creating new proteins, says Robert Langreth at Forbes' Treatments blog. His goal is to create new molecules not found in nature that can serve humanity by absorbing environmental toxins and fighting cancer, among other things, Langreth says.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

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