Cure for Diabetes
[Editor's note: We asked a group of Xconomists to answer the following question: "If you could patent one thing, what would it be?"]
If I can only pick one, I’d patent a functional cure for diabetes—whether it’s an artificial pancreas, a treatment to spare beta cells, or a means to prevent insulin resistance. However it can be done, this is the largest unmet need out there, and therefore an opportunity to improve the lives of tens of millions of people worldwide. We all know the statistics, but it is an enormous threat to our country—chronic, expensive, and debilitating.