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NFT for Nobel Prize-Winning Data to Be Auctioned by UC Berkeley

  • University to sell data for gene editing and immunotherapy
  • Proceeds to fund further scientific research, university says
The University of California at Berkeley campus, in Berkeley, Calif.

The University of California at Berkeley campus, in Berkeley, Calif.

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Digital data related to Nobel Prize-winning inventions for gene editing and cancer immunotherapy will be sold connected to non-fungible tokens next week, a novel way for the University of California at Berkeley to raise money for research.

The NFTs “link to online digitized documents -- internal forms and correspondence that document the initial research findings that led to two of the most important biomedical breakthroughs of the 21st century,” the university said in a release. The school will retain ownership of the patents and intellectual property on the inventions.