The Answers Are In

Both President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney say that innovation is needed to grow the US economy, as their answers to questions posed by the grassroots organization ScienceDebate reflect. The candidates submitted their thoughts on 14 science and science policy-related questions.

Obama and Romney both say they strongly support research and development.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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