Posted on October 7th, 2020 by Dr. Francis Collins
Posted In: Director's Album - Photos
Tags: 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, CRISPR, Emmanuelle Charpentier, genome editing, Jennifer Doudna, Max Planck Institute, Senate
Congratulations for Nobel Prize.
Great News. Liked it…
Great informative post, thanks to all.
I had discovered one of the best way to isolate and study the technical terms used in a procedure like CRISPR is to search the patent legalities. These legal sites do a great job of stating the individual terms for products involved in the experiments. In the midst of the recent talks and celebration centered around the CRISPR-Cas9 Nobel Prize I had on question “ from the audience” that was not addressed. I wondered why! All of which being me to the question of does the US Government get any financial reimbursements or royalty payments from supported research?
They typically gain the “lack of liability” that comes with such a thing.
That’s how its played out with IARPA / DARPA funded projects through the military.
The private sector is more so, “taking” the investment made into them. And, subsequently into the American people.
Just so, happens the “private” sector is sometimes better suited to work as a “services” provider. Than, our public sector.
Who may be best suited to the colossal half-centaury long R&D processes. We keep earning so many Nobel’s for.
Appointed the 16th Director of NIH by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate. He was sworn in on August 17, 2009. On June 6, 2017. President Donald Trump announced his selection of Dr. Collins to continue to serve as the NIH Director.
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