Engineering micro-RNA to cure skin cancer | Larry Zhang | TEDxMileHigh

http://youtu.be/be03wd-5Klc This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Can we use micro-RNA to engineer a cure for skin cancer? In this inspiring talk, Larry Zhang shows how he created a new method to inhibit cancer cell growth in squamous cell carcinoma, and shares why "we will never find a cure for cancer." Larry Zhang, a recent high school graduate, has interned for the last three years at a biological research lab at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he is investigating skin cancer development. He is a three-time finalist at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his work on RNA interference and skin cancer regulation. In the fall, he will be studying molecular biology and computer science at MIT in Cambridge, Mass. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)