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Government

+ - Is Francis Collins a good choice to lead the NIH?

Submitted by TimFenn
TimFenn (924261) writes "Since the Obama administration appointed Francis Collins to run the NIH on July 8, scientists have been arguing whether appointing a evangelical christian was a good choice (also, his discussion with Richard Dawkins is insightful). Further, the NIH faces several challenges, from how to improve peer review to grant/funding allocation concerns. Is Francis Collins the right scientist for the job?"
Education

+ - Are there too many scientists?

Submitted by TimFenn
TimFenn (924261) writes "In a letter to Science, Dr. Richard Collins asks if the decline in NIH science funding and single-digit funding success rate for new grants suggests that there may be too many scientists (as new researchers attempting to make a career in science have a progressively lower chance of attaining, and maintaining, funding). (Note: subscription required for viewing sciencemag.org content)"

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