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Find out what your candidates think of research

Research!America today launched the linkurl:2006 Your Candidates ? Your Health Voter Guide;http://www.yourcandidatesyourhealth.org/ -- a site designed to help voters figure out how the candidates seeking their support feel about scientific research. The group sent 10 questions on subjects such as the CDC budget and basic science funding to all House and Senate candidates. To find out how they responded, plug in your zip code. This is an important and timely effort, with the US midterm elections

Ivan Oransky
Research!America today launched the linkurl:2006 Your Candidates ? Your Health Voter Guide;http://www.yourcandidatesyourhealth.org/ -- a site designed to help voters figure out how the candidates seeking their support feel about scientific research. The group sent 10 questions on subjects such as the CDC budget and basic science funding to all House and Senate candidates. To find out how they responded, plug in your zip code. This is an important and timely effort, with the US midterm elections coming up on November 7. We?ll be looking at the Bush Administration?s record on science in our October issue, so check our homepage and your mailboxes in a few weeks. Unfortunately, the response rate by candidates to the Research!America questions so far seems fairly low, a spot check of my home zip code (10036) and The Scientist?s zip code (19106) this morning revealed. In my home district, only Jerry Nadler, my incumbent US representative,...

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