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Rescooped by Kolby Monczko from Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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Guardian: (Series) Secrets of good science writing

Guardian: (Series) Secrets of good science writing | Biology | Scoop.it

Terrific resource - the Guardian has been running a series about science writing, by science writers. Grab these for your students - they are interesting and inspiring.


Via Mary Williams
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This article provides a very useful insit on how to professionally write science articles. It includes information on what makes a good science story, how to choose your opening line, what informatioon to leave out, and possible deadends you may come across when writing. This article is a must read before you start writing any science article.

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Jeremy Lynn's curator insight, April 26, 2013 3:43 AM

This is an awesome scoop.

immersive's curator insight, April 26, 2013 4:23 AM

nice!.

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Court: Can human genes be patented?

Court: Can human genes be patented? | Biology | Scoop.it

"The nine justices' decision will also have a profound effect on American business, with billions of dollars of investment and years of research on the line. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has been awarding patents on human genes for almost 30 years.

And Myriad Genetics alone has $500 million invested in the patents being argued over in this case. Without the ability to recoup that investment, breakthrough scientific discoveries needed to combat all kind of medical maladies wouldn't happen, the company says.

"Countless companies and investors have risked billions of dollars to research and develop scientific advances under the promise of strong patent protection," said Peter D. Meldrum, the president and CEO of Myriad Genetics, in a statement."


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Who will ultimatley benefit from the patenting of genes?

Why are companies trying to patent genes? 

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Susan Zager's curator insight, April 15, 2013 1:47 PM

Can you believe how greedy Myriad Genetics is being trying to patent our genes. According to this article they have invested 500 million dollars on this case. The stakes are so high and they have high powered patent attorneys arguing for them. It's shameful.