Science policy analysts from Harvard and Georgia Tech want society to play a bigger role in research, says this UPI wire story, though how they want to include the community in directing science goals and projects isn't quite clear. Also worth noting: one researcher points out that there is a "current negative public perception surrounding the human genome project."

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