Dan at Bitesize Bio is reading the late Arthur Kornberg's book, For the Love of Enzymes. One section of the book includes a discussion of NIH policy decisions that were successful, including the decision to not consider politics or geography in awarding grants and how that "international spirit" in turn helped the US.

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