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February 15, 2005

Open Source Biotechnology

Topics: Medicine

Lately, there has been a lot in the press about open source software as there is a faction of folks who believe that most software should be open and available to whomever wishes to make improvements on it. But in recent weeks, "open source" biotechnology has been sending a buzz through laboratories.

Most recently, a group in Australia made headway in creating a method of making bioengineered crops that supposedly does not infringe on any existing patent rights. Even more, that group wants to make the technology available to anyone so long as they make any improvements available to others.

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