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Biologist Wins Battle Over Bureaucratic Fungus

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Science  29 Mar 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5564, pp. 2355
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5564.2355

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ORSAY, FRANCE-- As a molecular biologist, Betty Felenbok spends her days trying to understand the soil fungus Aspergillus nidulans. But for many years she has also battled the creeping fungus of French bureaucracy. Felenbok's tireless lobbying efforts have helped loosen stringent purchasing rules that were tying the hands of her colleagues around the country.