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Experts Offer Ideas for Fixing Some of the Largest Health Concerns of our Time

July 11, 2013

At the 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival, health experts explained the latest studies, breakthroughs, innovations, and discoveries—and how they will impact our lives. From the obstacles to fighting cancer to addiction to the obesity epidemic, medical leaders weighed in on some of the biggest health issues we are facing today. Below are video highlights from panel discussions held throughout the week.

Eric Lander, one of the principal leaders of the Human Genome Project, speaks about the four problems going forward in the fight against cancer.

Founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance Ethan Nadelmann and former Head of the Drug Enforcement Administration Asa Hutchinson answer a question about the impact of legalizing pot on addiction and mental health.

The Atlantic‘s Corby Kummer and the Center for Disease Control’s Tom Frieden discuss taxing food and the obesity epidemic.