|Some researchers question the aura of secrecy that surrounds the presidential panel's closed-door sessions on science policy|
On one hand, some, including PCAST members, say that discussing such potentially sensitive matters as AIDS research and bio- diversity in closed meetings enables the council members to be more candid and objective in offering their advice to President Bush and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Closed meetings, they say, also allow for more give-and-take of contrasting views within the group, formed by the administration in early 1990.
|WASHINGTON, D.C.--Election-year politics was sprinkled amid science issues as the...|
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