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Michael Milken's World

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Science  19 Feb 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5405, pp. 1101
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5405.1101

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One thing you quickly notice about Michael Milken is how easily he works large sums of money into the conversation. "For just $20 billion, the government could test every known chemical compound against every known cancer cell line in 2 years," he argues. Prostate cancer survivor Milken talks nonstop about big ideas, ranging from his prostate cancer foundation, to how Congress could conquer all cancer, to his plan for drastically altering the American diet.