EDITORIAL

Young Leaders for Biology in India

Science  17 Sep 2010:
Vol. 329, Issue 5998, pp. 1441
DOI: 10.1126/science.1196967

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Many developing countries in Asia are rapidly building new Research Institutes, eager to establish a vibrant and progressive scientific enterprise on a nationwide scale. As Huang and Tan point out in the Policy Forum on p. 1471, this buildup of scientific infrastructure must be combined with changes in culture that promote innovation and collaboration, which are required ingredients for recruiting a new generation of outstanding scientists. India, a nation faced with such challenges, is engaged in a promising grassroots experiment aimed at attracting back talented young researchers and fostering a new scientific culture in the biological sciences.