A few days ago, Hassan Masum of the Results for Development Institute, asked me some questions about the Gene Wiki as a platform for collaboration and discovery in the health sciences.  The results of the interview were posted today on their blog as the first entry in what will be an ongoing series of interviews with people in the business of collaborative innovation.  It was fun talking with Hassan and I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of the interviews as they come out.

Results for Development looks like a really interesting kind of non-profit.  One of the many things that they do is to take really bright, creative people, like Hassan, and task them with identifying key avenues to accomplish major transformational change.  Their mission statement is:

“R4D’s mission is to spark innovative ideas and catalyze high impact actions that reduce poverty and improve lives in developing countries.”

Its very exciting to know that the Gene Wiki might play some very minor role in realizing a vision like that.