Who owns science? Traditionally, scientific research in the academic sector has been driven by human curiosity and the need to better understand our world. In contrast, scientific development within the commercial sector has been driven by the need to generate revenue and profits. But what happens when scientific studies in the academic sector have the possibility to generate revenue? What happens when discoveries in the private sector have the potential to help humankind? Who owns these scientific findings and who should profit from scientific discovery? Should scientific knowledge be shared freely to all?

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