Postdocs speak up - Science, 5 November 2014
By: Beryl Lieff Benderly
That paper, “Rescuing US biomedical research from its systemic flaws,” published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was the focus of a session at the National Academy of Sciences’ annual meeting on 29 April, less than 2 weeks after it appeared. On the meeting’s last day, in a time slot when, most years, “things are over and people have gone home,” Varmus told the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), “well over 100 people” turned up at 7:30 in the morning not for the bagels but to discuss the four authors’ contention that today’s “hypercompetitive” and “unsustainable” biomedical enterprise requires “fundamental” reform.
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