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Obama adviser weighs ‘the rightful place of science’

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11:59am, May 21, 2010

Obama adviser weighs ‘the rightful place of science’ by Eric S. Lander

In an address to scientists attending the 2010 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, genomics researcher Eric S. Lander, a cochair of President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and a founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, Mass., discussed science and technology policy in the United States. Susan Gaidos, a Science News contributing correspondent, compiled some of his comments and observations, starting with Lander’s interpretation of a passage from the president’s 2008 inaugural address.

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