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AAAS Op-Ed: Don't Devalue Basic Research

Hefty federal deficits in Canada and the United States pose a significant threat to fundamental, basic research as some policymakers seem to value near-term, industry-focused science more highly. That's short-sighted and will likely have damaging consequences for both countries, AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner wrote in a 19 May op-ed published by Canada's largest daily newspaper, the Toronto Star.