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Science and Health

Science is fundamentally a collective pursuit of knowledge through open sharing and collaboration over many generations. Advances in health care and wellness also flow from public research and healing traditions that belong to us all. An urgent challenge of out time is finding a better balance between commerce and the commons in these critical areas that profoundly affect everyone.

August 27, 2004

Andrew Kimbrell

August 26, 2004

Mark Dowie

August 24, 2004

Science Commons

August 23, 2004

Save Our Seeds

July 6, 2004

Our Drug Patent Tragedy, and a Provocative Alternative

A bold and bright proposal to improve the world's health care by sharing the cost and benefits of drug research subsidy.
June 23, 2004

Space as the "Final Frontier"?

Space as the final frontier of the Commons
June 9, 2004

The $800 Million Pill: The Truth Behind the Cost of New Drugs

Anatomy of a drug patenting case. How taxpayer money pays huge dividends for pharmaceutical rights.
May 19, 2004

Stealing the West

A biotech gold rush may swamp companies seeking new patents from newly discovered bacteria