• Question: do you think that what you do is more helpful than the cancer work

    Asked by flipper to Tom on 24 Jun 2011.
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      Tom Crick answered on 24 Jun 2011:

      That is a very tough question to answer! If you are asking compared to cancer, which one will directly save more lives — it is cancer research. However, the wider societal impact of my (and related) research is harder to quantify but could impact on a larger amount of people (i.e. everyone!), as well as helping to address technological issues (e.g. how dependent are we on technology) and environment concerns such as power consumption.