EDITORIAL

EMBO at 50

Science  10 Jan 2014:
Vol. 343, Issue 6167, pp. 117
DOI: 10.1126/science.1247701

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50 years ago, in 1964, The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) was founded by leading scientists who wished to create a network of cooperation in molecular biology. Since then, EMBO has had a major influence on the life sciences in Europe through important but often quite modest objectives and a clear mission to help scientists do their best research. We should celebrate half a century of EMBO's achievements and ensure that it gets the visibility and support it deserves. In this respect, EMBO scientists are an important resource to promote the value of the organization and speak up for why we need to strengthen discovery research in the life sciences for the benefit of society.