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The Golden Goose Award Honors Rep. Jim Cooper

U.S. Representative Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.), often referred to as “Father Goose,” will retire from Congress at the end of this term. He pioneered the Golden Goose Award as a strong counterpoint to criticisms of basic research as wasteful federal spending, leading to a coalition that includes AAAS to establish the award in 2012. Thanks to Cooper's legacy, the Golden Goose Award will continue to elevate the importance of recognizing and celebrating the basic science breakthroughs that can change lives.

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