SciAm reports that Obama's arsenal of science advisors includes two Nobel laureates and several other science luminaries. According to a Wired blog post, Obama got help from Harold Varmus and Peter Agre to write his answers to Science Debate 2008, in which he "emphasized his support for gene and stem-cell research, genetic modification of plants and expanded NASA research, among other things," SciAm says. Varmus is now the president of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, while Agre directs the Malaria Research Institute at Johns Hopkins.
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Sep 19, 2008