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This Week in Nature

A news feature on the university patent system looks at the establishment of tech transfer offices across the US and how it reflects the growing amount of university research that ends up being patented. In a report, researchers at the University of Georgia say that one-third of the patented discoveries made at universities were redirected to private firms, "and those taken away were the ones most highly cited in future patents, suggesting that they were the most valuable."

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