NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – If the US wants to maintain its place as the global leader in scientific innovation then the longstanding tradition of partnership between federal and state governments, research universities, and technology-based businesses needs to be reinvigorated with more stable government funding, streamlined regulations, and incentivizing tax policies, members of a National Research Council panel told a House of Representatives subcommittee yesterday.

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