At the Naturally Selected blog, Boise State University researcher Morgan Giddings says science is "broken," but that there is a way to fix it. Some of the greatest scientific innovations of the past century were endeavors that took years of work to accomplish, but the emphasis at many universities these days seems to be on "translation" — and fast, Giddings says. "It seems like the whole endeavor has lost sight of the fact that all innovation and science takes time," she adds.

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