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Can finance cure cancer?

Clip: 02/02/2018 | 10m 31s

How do you drive investors to spend money on cutting-edge cancer treatments? One idea, according to economist Andrew Lo, is to sell securities in a megafund of research projects. Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores how financial engineering could be the starting point for curing cancer.

Aired: 02/02/18

Rating: NR

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