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Nineteen experts grapple with the major issues confronting the nation in ensuring continued U.S. leadership in biomedical research and, at the same time, in achieving the fullest possible social benefits from this research. The authors explore the prospects for government support of biomedical research in an era of federal downsizing, the merits of funding disease-based research and untargeted basic research, the promise and challenges of the growing alliance in research between universities and corporations, and...
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Overview

Nineteen experts grapple with the major issues confronting the nation in ensuring continued U.S. leadership in biomedical research and, at the same time, in achieving the fullest possible social benefits from this research. The authors explore the prospects for government support of biomedical research in an era of federal downsizing, the merits of funding disease-based research and untargeted basic research, the promise and challenges of the growing alliance in research between universities and corporations, and the granting of intellectual property rights for publicly funded research.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780844740362
  • Publisher: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Pages: 100
  • Product dimensions: 6.31 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
1 Introduction 1
2 The View from the National Institutes of Health 9
3 The View from the National Academy of Sciences 16
4 The View from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute 21
5 The View from a Working Scientist 26
6 Support for Basic Biomedical Research: How Scientific Breakthroughs Occur 35
7 The Economists' Case for Biomedical Research 42
8 Commentary: Shoring Up Government Support 67
9 Federal Funding of R&D in an Era of Budgetary Restraint 75
10 Emerging Issues and the Impact or Balancing the Federal Budget 84
11 Commentary: The Current Direction of the Federal Budget 89
12 The Case for Dedicated Funding 93
13 The Case against Dedicated Funding 97
14 Intellectual Property and Open Communication in Biomedical Research 105
15 Commentary: The Move toward the Privatization of Biomedical Research 121
Index 125
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