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Licensing data, tools, and technologies
Making science available to the world to maximize public benefit
Intellectual property — in the form of innovative technologies, foundational datasets, and biological insights — should be made widely available to the scientific community to maximize its impact. When thinking about how to do this with promising technologies such as CRISPR-based genome editing tools, we at the Broad Institute start from two basic principles: How can we maximize the benefit for human health? And what is our responsibility to help ensure these technologies are used in safe and socially responsible ways?