UC Berkeley must demand funding for basic research

At the end of November, the spacecraft InSight landed on Mars and captured the hearts of people around the country. NASA will explore the deep interior of Mars with the goal of understanding the planet’s composition and evolution. The InSight landing is significant not only because it accesses new data
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Genetic modification technology benefits smallholder farms

Three letters can quickly turn lackadaisical shoppers at a farmers market, diners at a restaurant or families at dinner tables quite sour: GMO. When challenged to expand this acronym into its full form, vehement oppositionists to this technology are often found fumbling for the words “genetically modified organism.” What is
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UC receives blow in legal battle over CRISPR-Cas9 patents

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ultimately ruled that patents held for inventions by the Broad Institute, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are distinct from the UC’s patents. The institutions have engaged in a long battle over the patents, which have the potential to secure both prestige and billions of dollars in licensing agreements.
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