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February 03, 2009



The caustic connection between the Watson & Crick's observation to the "puffery" of the Nature article is brilliant !



More of what appears to be the same "rhetorical nonsense" by academia about the "supposed" impeding of biotech research and data sharing because of patents. Again, I see no factual evidence to support this "supposed" conclusion.

Anyone who has a good vantage point for viewing academia close-up (e.g. whose spouse works in an academic lab) knows full well that the real impediments to progress and data sharing are the oversized egos of the professors involved and their petty fighting over what the rest of us regard as small potatoes. PhDs, heal thyselves. Or at least find the gene that induces maturity in academic scientists. But don't blame the patent system for your self-inflicted woes.

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