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Unlocking the Mysteries of the Human Brain

November 17, 2014, Partnering for Cures Conference, NYC

Having decoded the human genome and begun to crack the code of cancer cells in some small measure, medicine is turning its attention to perhaps the greatest puzzle of all – the functioning of the human brain. Diseases of the central nervous system, from Alzheimer’s to autism to mental illnesses, are now the focus of the greatest number of start-ups and mergers and acquisition activity, surpassing interest in oncology.