Legal Constraints on How Scientists Do Science

Last month, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology turned down a $400,000 federal research grant because the government wanted to approve any foreign students working on the project. Scientists today are facing a growing number of laws and policies that affect how they conduct their research. Join host Ira Flatow in a live broadcast from the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Denver for a discussion about legal constraints on how scientists do science.


Paul Fischer, M.D.
Doctor of Family Medicine, Center for Primary Care, Evans, Ga.

Suzanne Polmar
Director, Grant and Contract Administration, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Susan Poulter
Professor of law, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Wendy Wagner
Joe A. Worsham Centennial Professor of Law, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas

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