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And for those who think that it is unreasonable to expect scientists not to patent their work, Wired reminds us of a famous counter-example:

as [Polio vaccine] inventor Jonas Salk told a reporter in 1955 when asked who owned the patent for his discovery, "Well, the people, I would say. There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?"

Or DNA? Or human blood…?


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