Science in the Private Interest: Has the Lure of Profits Corrupted Biomedical Research? Sheldon Krimsky

ISBN: 9780742514799

Published: August 18th 2003

Hardcover

272 pages


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Science in the Private Interest: Has the Lure of Profits Corrupted Biomedical Research?  by  Sheldon Krimsky

Science in the Private Interest: Has the Lure of Profits Corrupted Biomedical Research? by Sheldon Krimsky
August 18th 2003 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 272 pages | ISBN: 9780742514799 | 5.30 Mb

Something has changed in the culture and values of academic science over the last quarter-century. University science is now entangled with entrepreneurship, and researchers with a commercial interest are caught in an ethical quandary. How can anMoreSomething has changed in the culture and values of academic science over the last quarter-century. University science is now entangled with entrepreneurship, and researchers with a commercial interest are caught in an ethical quandary. How can an academic scientist honor knowledge for its own sake, while also using knowledge as a means to generate wealth?

Science in the Private Interest investigates the trends and effects of modern, commercialized academic science. This book dives unhesitatingly into some of modern sciences messiest and most urgent questions. How did scientists begin choosing proprietary gain over the pursuit of knowledge?

What effects have academic-corporate partnerships had on the quality and integrity of science? And, most importantly, how does this affect the public?



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