News of the WeekHOMELAND SECURITY

New Agency Contains Strong Science Arm

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Science  22 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5598, pp. 1534
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5598.1534a

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Congress this week put the finishing touches on legislation to create the Department of Homeland Security, which will combine 22 existing government agencies and spawn an array of new science-related programs. Much to the delight of biomedical research advocates, lawmakers rejected proposals to give the mammoth agency control of major bioterror research and regulatory programs.