Author of Innovation Nation, scientist and entrepreneur John Kao gave a talk at this year's AAAS meeting on innovation and how the US needs to embrace it in order to live up to a future role as global science and technology leader. Only by integrating innovation and scientific research will new ideas in business and technology flourish.

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