Call to Arms for Life Scientists

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Science  15 Sep 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5486, pp. 1859
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5486.1859a

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GENEVA-- Nearly 2000 European life scientists gathered here last week at the first congress of the European Life Scientist Organization to promote solidarity, forge collaborations, and air complaints about how European managers dole out science funding. Modeled in part on the American Society for Cell Biology, ELSO sprang from the brows of several alumni of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, who saw the need for an organization to help unite Europe's molecular life scientists and to lobby Brussels to improve European Union research policies.