News & CommentMars Meteorites

Tighter Rules for Sharing Studied

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Science  07 Mar 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5305, pp. 1414
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5305.1414b

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HOUSTON—NASA and the National Science Foundation are weighing new rules that would severely restrict investigators who want to parcel out their samples of the 12 known martian meteorites. The problem, says a new report, is simple: The more hands, the more chance of contamination.