Living in the United States now, med student Carolina Solis doesn't need to travel for hours over muddy mountain passes for medical research. Though it remains to be seen how open access policies will shake out legally and politically, she can see how they could help.
"A lot of people would benefit, especially in the developing world. They don't have the most basic things."
But they do have Google. And for the next generation of doctors the world over, nothing is more basic.
Brian Blank is a postbaccalaureate premed student at Harvard University. He works as a part-time researcher for Dr. C. Michael Gibson.