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U.S. Science Agencies Begin to Lend a Hand

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Science  26 Oct 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5543, pp. 761-762
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5543.761a

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The U.S. government last week took the first steps toward developing a coordinated scientific effort to combat terrorism. Despite an official blackout on the event, Science has learned that White House science adviser Jack Marburger called together the Bush Administration's top scientists on 19 October to discuss how their research programs can contribute to the antiterrorism campaign. At the same time, the National Academy of Sciences has begun its own effort to shape government research plans in the wake of 11 September and the continuing anthrax attacks.