Mavericks Wanted

Researchers in both academia and industry used to be able to use the amount of funding they received as they pleased, developing such things as the transistor, biotechnology, and more, write some 30 scientists in a letter to the Guardian. The researchers include the University of Cambridge's William Amos, Pat Heslop-Harrison from the University of Leicester, John Mattick at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, and New England Biolab's Richard Roberts.

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