CRISPR and intellectual property

In the context of a book review of Kevin Davies’ Editing Humanity, I write,

As I see it, the proper treatment of intellectual property should have three characteristics. First, it should encourage knowledge to be shared as soon as possible. Second, it should reward those who take risks and exert effort. Third, it should reward actual profitable uses of ideas, not just sketches of possibilities. These goals are in tension with one another.