Over the weekend, President-elect Obama announced that Harold Varmus and Eric Lander would chair the Presidential Council of Advisers on Science and Technology. In addition to being a winner of the 1989 Nobel Prize in medicine and NIH director from 1993 until 2000, Varmus supports open-access and a "global science corps." According to SciAm, he and Lander have both supported increased funding for the sciences.
At the New York Times' Dot Earth, Andy Revkin is taking readers' questions that he will forward on to the Obama science team. His own question is: "What do they plan to do to invigorate the country’s innovation pipeline, from the classroom to the lab to the boardroom?"