The Ontology of the Patent Law, Part II

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Illustration of "native" DNA in the human cell, from the majority opinion in Ass. for Mol. Path. v. Myriad Genetics, United Sta...
"Slow Science" and the Sequester

"Slow Science" and the Sequester

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We asked Robin Wolfe Scheffler, who studies the history of biomedicine, cancer virology and scientific infrastructure, what thoughts about c...

-Ome Sweet -Ome

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We asked Evan Hepler-Smith, a  historian of science whose work focuses on how chemists have used language, data, and method over the...

A Short History of Neuro-Everything

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Braaaaaaaaains are everywhere these days. In the wake of the big announcement about the  Brain Activity Map (BAM) Project , publicity aroun...

The Ontology of Patent Law, Part I

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On April 15 of 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear a case challenging the practice of patenting DNA sequence...
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