Science in U.S.-Cuba relations

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Science  15 May 2015:
Vol. 348, Issue 6236, pp. 735
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa9542

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Last month, after more than half a century of estrangement, the presidents of Cuba and the United States sat together for talks in Panama at the Summit of the Americas. This truly symbolic step in the already agreed-upon path toward restoring diplomatic ties has increased expectations in scientific circles. However, any impact will depend on what policy-makers and researchers make of this long-awaited opportunity.