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A more discerning way to find information
Slicing billions of dollars from corporate laboratories hasn’t hurt U.S. competitiveness. One reason: companies hire professors to do R&D moonlighting.
By emphasizing challenges to conventional wisdom, the popular press distorts how science really works.
Lessons from Innovations Past
Combinatorial chemestry has revolutionized drug developmnet. A handful of startup companies are betting it can do the same in the search for new materials
The first one has turned up masses of genetic information. But its real payoff will come from mapping interactions among the cell’s workhorses: the proteins.