Scientific American, as part of its second Worldview Scorecard, recently reviewed the top five nations for biotech with respect to their intellectual property, "intensity," enterprise support, education and workforce, and foundations. The US snagged the top spot, followed by Singapore, Sweden, and Canada.

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