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R&D Confronts Political, Fiscal Problems

Science  21 Feb 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5303, pp. 1061-1062
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5303.1061a

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SEATTLE—The Annual Meeting and Science Innovation Exposition of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, held here from 13 to 18 February, opened with a panel of top science policy officials from around the world discussing inadequate research budgets and the growing R&D gap between the industrialized countries and those of the developing world. Attendees also heard a description of the remarkable resurgence of a community of bizarre creatures around deep-sea vents that had been devastated by an underwater volcano.