Empowering science advice

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Science  25 Aug 2017:
Vol. 357, Issue 6353, pp. 735
DOI: 10.1126/science.aao6889

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President Trump and his administration's leaders should learn from history and embrace science advice as critical to U.S. national interests. The nascent administration has yet to identify a science and technology (S&T) adviser to the president, a central figure in fortifying American preeminence in science, technology, and innovation. But the president's science adviser is just one member of a traditionally robust effort to ensure that U.S. policies leverage the nation's signature S&T strength. In today's world, S&T issues are international in scale and scope.

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