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Science vs. Politics

Once he was inaugurated, President Barack Obama ordered his advisors to develop rules that would boost scientific integrity through the government, the Los Angeles Times reports. But a year and a half later, and still no rules issued, some researchers are beginning to feel betrayed.

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