Biotech

Linking research funding to commercial innovation likely to backfire

Canadian scientist and environmentalist, David Suzuki, points out that, as scientific research often produces unexpected results, it can be hard to predict what projects will end up having the greatest commercial application. He cites two examples of research that had considerable impact, but would never have received funding under new rules.

The public interest in a maze

 

Article by Jonathan Kimmelman outlining how increasing patent protection may have the effect of deterring innovation.(http://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/commentary/public-interest...)