By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Seeking support for the Federal Research Public Access Act which he recently introduced, Congressman Mike Doyle (D – Penn.) said in a press call today that the law would spur innovation and expand the reach of scientific writings.

Doyle said that the House of Representatives' version of FRPAA will help scientists, research funders, taxpayers, and publishers, alike.

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