Science as an Election-Year Issue

Across the country, candidates are stumping on issues like terrorism and taxes. But what about science? Some politicians with a stake in mid-term elections are fighting over issues such as energy independence and stem-cell research.

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Susan F. Wood, assistant commissioner in the Office on Women's Health at the Food and Drug Administration from 2000 to 2005, research professor in the School of Public Health and Health Services at George Washington University

Alexandra Witze, chief of correspondents for America at Nature

Thomas Kalil, former deputy assistant to President Clinton for Technology and Economic Policy; senior fellow for the Center for American Progress; special assistant to the Chancellor for Science and Technology, University of California-Berkeley

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