News FocusU.S. RESEARCH EARMARKS

Building a Scientific Legacy on a Controversial Foundation

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Science  25 Jul 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5888, pp. 480-483
DOI: 10.1126/science.321.5888.480

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Most scientists deplore the practice. But the first wave of congressional earmarks for academic research created two centers that have stood the test of time.