TRENDSPOTTER: Bush Shows Wisdom by Waiting to Name Top Science Appointments | GenomeWeb

At this writing, the Bush administration has made only limited progress in filling the most important scientific positions in the federal government: Director of the National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration commissioner, and head of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). This week Bush nominated John Marburger, the director of the Brookhaven National Laboratory, to head the OSTP, but many observers have pointed to the delay as an example of the President's indifference to science matters.

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