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While both US presidential candidates acknowledge that science and innovation are key factors in the US economy, "the 2012 campaign has not yet seen a serious conversation emerge regarding the policies sorely needed to revitalize US innovation-based economic competitiveness," says a report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank.

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