Are Hackathons the Future of Medical Innovation? | Slate

Brian Palmer:

There’s an element of hubris to medical hackathons that can’t be ignored. Medical experts around the world have been trying to solve most of these kinds of problems for years.

Excellent examination of medical hackathons' power and limitations. It's very difficult to solve medicine's most vexing problems in a 24 hour binge, but you can chip away at the edges and generate many good, albeit nascent ideas.

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