Science Policy Faces Uncertainties Under New Administration

FROM LEFT: ATUL ARYA AND WILLIAM BONVILLIAN WERE AMONG EXPERTS WHO DISCUSSED THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE AND ENERGY POLICY UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DURING A AAAS ANNUAL MEETING SESSION. | ASHLEY GILLELAND/AAAS

FROM LEFT: ATUL ARYA AND WILLIAM BONVILLIAN WERE AMONG EXPERTS WHO DISCUSSED THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE AND ENERGY POLICY UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DURING A AAAS ANNUAL MEETING SESSION. | ASHLEY GILLELAND/AAAS

BOSTON – 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.

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