What if mRNA Could be a Drug? by Stephane Bancel at TEDxBeaconStreet (Transcript)

Stéphane Bancel (Chief Executive Officer – Moderna): We have a lot in common, more than you think 22,000 genes, that would be three billion base pairs of genetic information. But one mistake, one mistake out of three billion bases, can change your life, can be fatal. For example, if you are unlucky, and if you …

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Harnessing the Potential of Stem Cells for New Medicines: Doug Melton at TEDxBeaconStreet (Transcript)

Doug Melton – Professor at Harvard University: Thanks, John. I’m delighted to be here today to talk about my favorite cell: the stem cell. That might be a funny thing to say. Most people have a favorite animal or a favorite color. I actually have a favorite cell, because this cell has two amazing properties: it can make …

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Transparency Technology for Democratic Elections: Larry Moore at TEDxBeaconStreet (Transcript)

Larry Moore – TRANSCRIPT I’m here today to talk about election transparency. And to answer and to bring to your attention a technology that I think will answer a seemingly intractable problem, one that’s very difficult for your mind to even get around and it is this: in a close election where hundreds of thousands …

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The Most Dangerous Four-Letter Word: Dick Simon at TEDxBeaconStreet (Transcript)

Dick Simon – TRANSCRIPT I come from a Jewish tradition, the same one as Bernie Madoff, the worst financial criminal in history. So perhaps all Jewish transactions, including mine, need to undergo some extra scrutiny. My Catholic wife seems OK, but we all know about the horrors of priests and pedophilia. So maybe all Catholics, …

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Your Ears Deceive You: Emi Ferguson at TEDxBeaconStreet (Transcript)

Emi Ferguson – Juilliard-trained flutist and educator: Well, I’m so thrilled to be here because I grew up right here in Brookline and spent much of my childhood right across the street at the Brookline Music School. So I ‘m thrilled to be here today to talk to you guys about something that nobody talked to …

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