Originally Posted by tpols
20 mil is like a penny to every pharmaceutical company/hospital/doctor out there making money off bandaid solutions that can keep being reapplied til you die.
It doesn't signify any sort of real commitment.
And of course I'm all for the cure. Hope it happens.
You are being too cynical, clearly there are those who would like to keep making money off expensive and temp solutions. Still as you can see scientists continue to make progress while being funded by patrons who give a shit. $20 million is a lot of money to be spent on the next step, keep in mind that companies could still make shit load of money from this same cure. Probably the incentive behind those who are funding this.