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Web Date: August 10, 2017

Published science begets commercial innovation, study finds

Majority of papers are linked to U.S. patents
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: policy, research, patents

After scrutinizing the connections between scientific papers and U.S. patents, researchers conclude that most published studies, notably those in some areas of chemistry, eventually support marketable technological advances (Science 2017, DOI: 10.1126/science.aam9527).

Although this link may seem obvious to many scientists, a quantitative analysis of this type has never been carried out before. It shows that basic science experiments “seem to pay off in the . . .

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