Brexit and European science

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Science  20 Oct 2017:
Vol. 358, Issue 6361, pp. 279
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaq1700

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The United Kingdom's vote in favor of leaving the European Union (EU) has considerable ramifications for science. As the UK negotiates its “Brexit,” there is recognition that research is crucial to long-term economic success and that Europe needs a strong knowledge and innovation system to compete internationally and tackle challenges such as climate change and improved health care. It would be unacceptable to allow Brexit to jeopardize this.