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Former Advisers Fret Over OSTP Vacancy

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Science  11 May 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5519, pp. 1041-1043
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5519.1041b

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CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS-- Although billed as a celebration, the largest gathering of U.S. presidential science advisers had more the air of a wake. Meeting here last week, the former government officials were all too aware that a new Administration is busy making critical decisions without benefit of the kind of scientific advice that has guided most presidents in the past half-century.