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Science  08 Sep 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5485, pp. 1667-1669
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5485.1667a

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PARIS-- For years, French research ministers have prodded the nation's scientists to make their research pay off for society. But that message has been slow to sink in. Last week, the government gave the assignment to a biologist who has done exactly that, but who believes that the carrot works better than the stick.