In the first of two commentaries on intellectual property, Robert Cook-Deegan, Subhashini Chandrasekharan and Misha Angrist show how the United States can address glitches with exclusive licences.
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Cook-Deegan, R., Chandrasekharan, S. & Angrist, M. The dangers of diagnostic monopolies. Nature 458, 405–406 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/458405a
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