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These are uncertain times for government support of scientific research, even as the role of science in informing policy has never been more important. That was the core message that emerged from a wide-ranging session at the 2017 AAAS Annual Meeting on the prospects for science policy under the Trump administration.Experts on federal science and energy policy shared their perspectives on what lies ahead for public policy support for science and for the role of science in guiding government decision-making.
Climate change, advanced manufacturing, biodefense, neuroscience, and low-carbon energy will remain among the priorities in the Obama Administration's final fiscal submission to Congress, according to White House memos.