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Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
reply to post by XPLodER
For what its worth, I do not agree with the "needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few"
I am not a supporter of mob rule, and value individual rights.
Meet Jay Bradner, Harvard research scientist, who disovered a promising molecule that may represent a step forward in the fight against cancer and decided to put science before fortune, because he's a human being. Oh, and also because he suggests that going the patent route would be less efficient and less honorable.
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