Patents and China's research and development in agricultural biotechnology

A study assesses Chinese scientists' knowledge of patents and the relationship between scientists' patent-using behaviors and their organizations' mandates.

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This research was supported by the National Key Program on GM New Varieties (2011ZX08015-001 and 002) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (71210004).

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Hu, R., Wang, X., Huang, J. et al. Patents and China's research and development in agricultural biotechnology. Nat Biotechnol 31, 986–988 (2013).

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