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It can't happen here - can it?

Gregory A Petsko

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Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454-9110, USA

Genome Biology 2007, 8:105  doi:10.1186/gb-2007-8-4-105

Published: 30 April 2007

If scientific advice is to have any value, it must come from sources that are not under any obligation to any organisation, public or private. Most principal scientific organisations in Western countries have similar ideas about the importance of independence but the independence of American science is being eroded.