NewsBREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR

Breakdowns of 2001

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Science  21 Dec 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5551, pp. 2446
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5551.2446

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It took a record 10 months for President Bush to install science adviser John Marburger in his post, and the top posts at the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration remained unfilled in mid-December, drawing criticism. Meanwhile, spacewalkers continue to build the international space station in orbit. But on the ground, the research facility seems to get smaller and smaller as cost overruns have forced drastic cuts.