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Biobazaar

The Open Source Revolution and Biotechnology

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HARDCOVER

$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674026353

Publication Date: 01/31/2008

Short

448 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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Are we on the verge of an open source revolution? If not a revolution, surely a growing rebellion. Hope gives us food for thought on the possibilities.—James Love, New Scientist

[A] rigorous, closely reasoned book. Referencing Thomas Kuhn’s groundbreaking volume, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Hope takes a hard look at intellectual property law, which currently protects monopolistic corporations’ right to inflate prices for ‘life-saving drugs or life-sustaining new crops.’ Sensing ‘a paradigm shift in the values underpinning life sciences research,’ Hope seeks to readdress these policies by applying the model of open-source software to the biotech field.Publishers Weekly

Biobazaar is the first book dedicated to studying current efforts at open biological innovation. It is a well-researched and thoughtful analysis of the great potential that such innovation holds for improving the ways we address some of our most basic human needs.—Yochai Benkler, author of The Wealth of Networks

Can an open-source–style economy in life sciences change the landscape of innovation, and for the better? Hope provides a much-needed, reasoned guide to thinking through that critical question.—Steven Weber, author of The Success of Open Source

Awards & Accolades

  • Finalist, 2008 Independent Publisher Book Awards, Science Category
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