By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Seeking to enhance the amount of bang the US economy gets for the bucks that the federal government invests in research, the Obama Administration is asking for ideas and comments from the public on what policies and steps may be taken to help commercialize the fruits of science at universities.

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