News of the WeekSMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

New Panel Will Redirect Science

Science  20 Jul 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5529, pp. 408-409
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5529.408b

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The Smithsonian Institution took a long-awaited step this week, selecting 18 researchers to help guide this conglomerate of 16 museums, a zoo, and a half-dozen research centers through a reorganization of its scientific research. The institution has been in turmoil since early April, when institution scientists and the public got wind of Smithsonian Secretary Lawrence Small's plans to cut some research efforts and revamp others.

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