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U.K. Unveils 'Brain Gain' Initiative

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Science  04 Aug 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5480, pp. 713
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5480.713b

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CAMBRIDGE, U.K.-- Last week, U.K. Trade and Industry minister Stephen Byers announced a $6 million a year program to lure as many as 50 research stars to the country or persuade others who might accept lucrative offers from abroad to remain in Great Britain. The initiative is the latest in a series of moves in the past few weeks aimed at buoying up the British scientific community.