Special interests affect NIH fundingA study published recently revealed that lobbying on behalf of disease-specific research affects how the National Institutes of Health allocates its yearly appropriations.
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Science policy news weekly update: February 17, 2017
Published on:Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:00:30 +0000
The ASBMB’s Public Affairs Department encourages all readers of the Policy Blotter to alert the office about interesting and relevant articles. Please send tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. What’s new in Blotter news? This week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office handed the Broad Institute an important victory over the University of California at Berkeley regarding patent ownership…
UPDATE: Broad Institute claims victory in CRISPR intellectual property case
Published on:Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:04:33 +0000
Previously we reported on the ongoing battle for intellectual property patent ownership of the CRISPR gene-editing technology between the University of California at Berkeley and the Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. In this case, UC Berkeley challenged multiple patents filed by the Broad Institute on the grounds that they…
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November 2016 - A lot at stake
With Election Day just a few days away, Ben Corb provides his suggestions for what to watch for in the outcomes and their possible impact on the scientific community.
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