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Will French Science Swallow Zerhouni's Strong Medicine?

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Science  28 Nov 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5906, pp. 1312
DOI: 10.1126/science.322.5906.1312

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In a surprisingly blunt report released on 13 November, a high-wattage international committee, led by former U.S. National Institutes of Health director Elias Zerhouni, proposes a massive overhaul of French life sciences research that would create a single, strong funding agency and likely spell the death of several existing institutes.