In Talking Precision Medicine podcast we sit down with experts on the application of AI and big data analytics in the drug discovery space. Our guests are innovators, business decision makers and thought leaders at the intersection of data and therapeutics. We discuss the promise, practice, challenges, and myths of AI in precision medicine. This show is brought to you by Genialis, and Rafael, our CEO, is your host. Genialis is focused on data integration and predictive modeling of disease biology… to help accelerate the discovery and de-risk the development of novel therapeutics. Today we speak with Ethan Perlstein. Ethan is CEO at Perlara — a scientific discovery public benefit corporation that works with families, advocacy groups and BioPharma companies to develop cures for rare diseases. Perlara challenges the conventional approach to drug discovery through its scientific platform for evolutionary pharmacology. We talk about Perlara’s approach to rare disease drug discovery; The power of working with families and foundations; as well as “Organic intelligence,” and what we can learn from biology.