New Partnerships for Biology and Business

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Science  18 Dec 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5397, pp. 2160
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5397.2160

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In 1998 researchers began to realize just how fast the marriage between biology and industry is taking place--and how turbulent the transition is likely to be. This year company researchers pushed the pace in everything from genomics to cell biology, and in case after case, the advances left publicly funded scientists wondering whether they can compete in areas that were once their exclusive province.