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South Korea's Charge Into Basic Research Meets Resistance

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Science  18 Oct 2013:
Vol. 342, Issue 6156, pp. 302
DOI: 10.1126/science.342.6156.302

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Over the next 6 years, South Korea will invest $3.3 billion in an Institute for Basic Science that will lavish support on elite scientists committed to high-risk, creative research. While scientists in Korea welcome more support for basic research, some criticize how the new institute is selecting its fortunate few.