UK Science Advisor


David King
* Professor, Physical Chemistry, Cambridge University
* British Government's Chief Scientific Advisor
* Head, Office of Science and Technology
* London, United Kingdom

The U.K. is second only to the U.S. in the number of scientific publications produced and major science prizes won. While a leader in scientific research, the U.K. differs from the U.S. in some key policy areas. The British government permits cloning for research purposes and has embraced the Kyoto Protocol as a way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In this hour, we'll talk with the U.K.'s chief scientific advisor. Plus,



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