Narrowing the Focus

A group of more than 50 researchers and policy-makers led by scientists at the University of Cambridge in the UK have come together to create a list of "40 key unanswered questions" in order to help governments around the world shape the focus of their scientific agendas, reports Nature News' Daniel Cressey.

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