San Francisco Chronicle: Biochemist rallies colleagues to publish results on the Web — not in high-priced journals

Tom Abate reports that Stanford Professor of Biochemistry Pat Brown is on a mission: to use the web as a free replacement for the current scientific publishing industry.

At a time when patents and venture capital are turning universities into corporate spawning grounds, the 47-year-old Brown is a throwback to the days when prestige was the main payoff for invention and scientists raced to make knowledge public.

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