EDITORIAL

Science to Bridge the Americas

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Science  26 Feb 2010:
Vol. 327, Issue 5969, pp. 1059
DOI: 10.1126/science.1183562

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Summary

It is broadly recognized across the Western Hemisphere that science can provide answers to health and environmental problems and stimulate national development. But in a given region, scientists often face overwhelming barriers to conducting research, and there is far too little interaction among academia, industry, and government on an international level to effect change. Scientists in developing regions have repeatedly raised ways in which help from the United States could be transformational. It is now time to do more.