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Self-Censorship in the Sciences Today

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Self-Censorship in the Sciences Today

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Self-Censorship in the Sciences Today

Self-Censorship in the Sciences Today

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A new survey of recent scientists suggests that many censor themselves. That is, they refrain from exploring topics or using research techniques that might prove controversial among the general public. NPR's Christopher Joyce reports.