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Science  10 May 1963:
Vol. 140, Issue 3567, pp. 613-617
DOI: 10.1126/science.140.3567.613


The federal government, as the nation's largest supporter of scientific research, is also its greatest producer and user of scientific information. That this properly and necessarily involves it deeply in the publication of the results of research, government and non-government, is underlined in the following pair of paragraphs from a recently issued report of the President's Science Advisory Committee (16).