A Strong Defense of Science—and a Stiff Upper Lip

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Science  18 Mar 2011:
Vol. 331, Issue 6023, pp. 1379
DOI: 10.1126/science.331.6023.1379

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Last week, Science sat down with several members of the advisory council for the Department of Energy's Office of Biological and Environmental Research to discuss the massive cuts being proposed for the program (see main text). Although they were angered and saddened by the recent turn of events, none viewed the attack on BER as a rejection of the value of basic research by policymakers.