How To Become A Citizen Scientist--And Why It Is Necessary For Finding Cures for Diseases

Presented on: Thursday, June 29th at 1:00 PM CDT

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Patients are no longer willing to leave science to the scientists. They are gathering and analyzing their own medical data, using the internet to find one another, and joining other families in chat groups and organized communities springing up online. Pursuing cures for your own disease or on behalf of someone you love can be daunting. In this informative webinar, Pulitzer Prize winner and Wall Street Journal reporter Amy Dockser Marcus will discuss the rise of citizen science and some of the resources and tools to help patients and their advocates drive drug development and advance medical research. 

About the author: Amy Dockser Marcus, author of We the Scientists: How A Daring Team of Parents and Doctors Forged A New Path for Medicine, is a health and science reporter for The Wall Street Journal. She frequently writes about citizen science, rare diseases, and other topics. Amy won a Pulitzer Prize for a series of stories about cancer survivors and their social, economic, and health challenges living with the disease. 

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