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Below is a selection of the media pieces that best reflect the nature of our work from a scientific, IT and intellectual property perspective.

The Freedom to Innovate: A Privilege or a Right? (info)
Editorial of The Plant Cell, May 2007
"...efforts to make the claims of patents ... more transparent and navigable, such as the Patent Lens ...should be supported by all."

Google is Great, but the Patent Lens is Better
Tech LawForum, December 14, 2006
"Transparency in patents is a good idea others are getting into in a big way, but there's still room for mutual improvement."

Patently Transparent (info)
Nature Biotechnology , May 2006
"The ability to interpret and filter intellectual property (IP) has never been more important...Cambia's Patent Lens is a giant leap in the right direction"

Open Source BioTech
Red Herring,
April 11, 2006
"Patent transparency is the lifeblood of the new open source." In a feature edition, renowned IT mag Red Herring focuses on Cambia's role in pushing the boundaries of the biotech industry.

Navigating the Future(s) of Biotech Intellectual Property
Nature Biotechnology, March 8, 2006
What impact is open source having on the biotech IP system?

Open Source Biotech: Science as a Tool for Social Justice
Genome Canada's Bulletin,
July 1, 2005
"If you can't win the game, then change the rules. That could be the mantra of Cambia..."

Open-Source Practices for Biotechnology'
New York Times, February 10, 2005
A profile of BIOS including a discussion of the Nature publication.

Gene Transfer to Plants by Divers Species of Bacteria
Nature, February 10, 2005
Cambia researchers publish a groundbreaking study demonstrating the viability of non-Agrobacterium bacteria in plant gene transfer.

Pre-2005 News items

"Juggling Two Worlds"

Newsweek International
November 29, 2004
Profile of BIOS Founder Richard Jefferson

"Open Source Biologie" - In German

November 9, 2004
An Austrian (ORF) radio program featuring Richard Jefferson.

"Innovation Sails Free"

Newsweek International
October 18, 2004
The open-source idea is moving beyond guerrilla software.

"'Open Source' Initiative Unveiled"

Australian Biotechnology News, Vol 3
October 8, 2004
Article announcing the BIOS Initiative.

"BIOS to break biology's tech barrier"

The Australian, IT Section
October 5, 2004
Article announcing the launch of the BIOS open-source movement.

"Open Source Biology"

Nature, Vol 431, pg 491
September 30, 2004
Editorial discussing the merits of open-source biology and the BIOS Initiative.

"Biologists Launch Open-Source Movement"

Nature, Vol 431, pg 494
September 30, 2004
First Nature article publicizing the BIOS Initiative.

"Biotechnology can do without patents and adhere to open source ideas"

Comciencia (Brasil)
August 10, 2004
Interview with Richard Jefferson discussing the BIOS philosophy.

"The Free and the Unfree"

Wired, Issue 12.06
June 1, 2004
Wired assesses the current state of information access and offers an 'atlas' of the intellectual property world.

"Super Organics"

Wired, Issue 12.05
May 1, 2004
Cover article from Wired's "The future of food", focuses on the work of CAMBIA and Jefferson and a feature 'Super Organics"

An Open Source Model for Creating Value

World Economic Forums, Switzerland
January 24, 2004
Annual Meeting 2004

"Open-source biology' stance earns international honour"

Australian Biotechnology News
December 3, 2003
Article congratulating Richard Jefferson on being named one of Scientific American's "50 Global Technology Leaders of 2003."

"Scientific American 50 - Recognizing those that have made advancements to technology"

Scientific American
December 1, 2003
Richard Jefferson honored as one of the top 50 technology innovators of 2003.

"Push to free up biotech tools for all"

ABC Science Online
December 1, 2003
ABC article introducing the BIOS concept.

"Open source genetics needed to feed the world"

SeedQuest News
November 27, 2003
CAMBIA and BIOS founder Richard Jefferson expounds on the advantages of 'open-access' biology.

"Open Source Everywhere"

Wired, Issue 11.11
November 1, 2003
Article announcing the advent of large-scale open-source innovation.

"Public Good in an Absurdly Patented World"

Australasian Science
August 1, 2003
An opinion piece condemning the misuse and misinterpretation of intellectual property rights.

"Science won't Deliver while Market Forces Rule"

The Age Newspaper
July 15, 2003
Op-ed rallying cry for the democratisation of the tools of innovation.

"Saving Agbiotech from Itself"

Australian Biotechnology News
June 6, 2003
Interview with Richard Jefferson discussing the current intransigence of agbiotech.

"A Dying Breed"

Nature, Vol 421, pg 568
February 6, 2003
Public-sector research into classical crop breeding is withering, to the detriment of those in the developing world.

"Grassroots Innovator"

The Economist
December 8, 2001
Profile of Richard Jefferson for the Economist's Technology Quarterly.

Who owns plant genetics?

Nature Genetics, USA
December 1, 2000
One obstacle is the web of licensing rights that constrain the development and use of agricultural biotechnology.

"Seeds of Dissent"

New Scientist
October 21, 2000
An in-depth interview with Richard Jefferson.

"A New Method of Altering Plants is Aimed at Sidestepping Critics"

New York Times
February 29, 2000
An interview with Richard Jefferson discussing CAMBIA's mission and philosophy, as well as CAMBIA's new method of inducing plants to activate or enhance their own genes.

"Australian Center Develops Tools for Developing World"

Science, Vol 285
September 3, 1999
A brief chronicle of CAMBIA's history, and its present and future objectives.
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