The role of the university in genetic engineering
California Agriculture 36(8):4-4. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v036n08p4.
James M. Lyons, Assistant Director, Agricultural Experiment Station, Davis; Charles E. Hess, Dean, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Davis;
Not available – first paragraph follows:From a cursory glance at university and industry responsibilities, it would appear that the roles are clearly different, easily distinguished from one another. Unfortunately, this is not so. In fact, some argue there should not be a clear distinction between the two, citing the current strength of the Japanese economy as resulting from close association of academic and industry research. At the other extreme, some voice concern over alleged or potential domination of research priorities by the private sector, fearing that free and open exchange of scientific ideas will be stifled because of the focus on proprietary needs in a competitive market.