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Group Raises Hackles as Well as Funds

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Science  07 Sep 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5536, pp. 1747-1749
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5536.1747

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A Republican legislator has created the first political action committee to support pro-research candidates for Congress. But some researchers and lobbyists are worried that the group's plan to back only Republicans could divide the community by forcing scientists to choose sides.