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Women Less Successful When Applying for Patents

By Diana Kwon | April 18, 2018

An investigation of 2.7 million patent submissions in the U.S. finds gender disparities throughout the application process.

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This is the second patent the European Patent Office has issued to the institutions of Jennifer Doudna, Emmanuelle Charpentier, and colleagues.

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How to Successfully Collaborate with Industry

By Ashley P. Taylor | March 1, 2018

In efforts to translate basic-science results into pharmaceuticals and other technologies, success cannot be taken for granted.

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2017 in Quotes

By Catherine Offord | December 28, 2017

Gender discrimination, Brexit, and climate change are among the issues that have received considerable attention from the scientific community this year.

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2017’s Science News in Review

By Kerry Grens | December 15, 2017

Hurricanes, protests, and lifesaving genetic engineering: our picks for the biggest stories of the year

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Flux and Uncertainty in the CRISPR Patent Landscape

By Aggie Mika | October 1, 2017

The battle for the control of the intellectual property surrounding CRISPR-Cas9 is as storied and nuanced as the technology itself.

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Nature Index Identifies Top Contributors to Innovation

By Catherine Offord | August 9, 2017

New rankings highlight institutions that have produced large numbers of articles cited in others' patents.

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The University of California files a brief in its appeal challenging the ruling that the Broad Institute’s group would retain its CRISPR genome-editing patent.

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The Invention Return on NIH Investments

By Kerry Grens | April 2, 2017

Around 8 percent of grants funded by the National Institutes of Health resulted in patents.

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UC Berkeley Receives CRISPR Patent in Europe

By Jef Akst | March 24, 2017

The European Patent Office will grant patent rights over the use of CRISPR in all cell types to a University of California team, contrasting with a recent decision in the U.S.

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