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24 August 2010

Medicine development unveiled

An unlikely effort is underway to lift the veil of nearly-total secrecy that has surrounded the process of developing new prescription drugs for the last century.

An unlikely effort is underway to lift the veil of nearly-total secrecy that has surrounded the process of developing new prescription drugs for the last century, scientists said at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The upheaval in traditional practice would make key data available to college students, university professors, and others in an open, collective process.

Scientists from government, industry, and academia are presenting a dozen reports on this topic during a special symposium entitled "Open-source Drug Discover" at the ACS meeting.

 
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