GENOMICS AND THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD
The marriage between biology and computer science is changing the scientific method: Collect the data first, figure out what you’re searching for later. Scientific cultures are clashing and it may be influencing who gets grant funding.
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The eight years of the Bush administration were a bad time for scientific integrity in government research. Grifo, of the Union of Concerned Scientists, says we must focus on protecting government researchers, making science-based policymaking more transparent, and monitoring potential abuses.
The United States boasts a huge corps of public-servant scientists devoted to going where the evidence takes them and who, as of Wednesday, will for the first time in years be respected by the highest officials in the land for what they do.