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Texas A&M Draws Flak for Plans to Nab Antiterrorism Research Center

Science  09 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5583, pp. 912
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5583.912b

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Taking advantage of legislation now before Congress (see main text) to create the Department of Homeland Security, Texas A&M University has positioned itself to snag a lucrative center to coordinate university-based research on antiterrorism technologies. But science advocates are crying foul, saying that other universities should be able to compete for such a plum.

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