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Science is the Key to our Nation’s Prosperity

21 Dec

President-elect Obama recently announced his top scientific advisors which include Harold Varmus  and Eric Lander. "It's time we once again put science at the top of our agenda and work to restore America's place as the world leader in science and technology," he said on his  weekly radio address.

Looks like Obama is signaling potential changes in policies governing everything from war tech to stem cell research.  The following is my favorite quote from the radio address:

“Whether it’s the science to slow global warming; the technology to protect our troops and confront bioterror and weapons of mass destruction; the research to find life-saving cures; or the innovations to remake our industries and create 21st century jobs — today more than ever, science holds the key to our survival as a planet and our security and prosperity as a nation.”

Let's see what happens — we need a science advocate in the White House now more than ever.