Open Source R&D

What's the "hot new trend" in R&D? According to Bloomberg opinion columnist Alice Schroeder, it's "open source innovation," which will harness the power of crowd sourcing to come up with intelligent and inexpensive solutions to different research questions. "For corporate executives, open source innovation holds out the promise of maintaining a technological edge while lowering R&D costs," Schroeder says.

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US News & World Report writes that genetic testing of lung tumors can help identify treatments for patients.

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