While Democratic Presidential hopeful linkurl:Barack Obama;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/54995/ unveiled an impressive stable of science policy advisers last week, his opponent linkurl:John McCain;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/55012/ has yet to ante up. As linkurl:__Wired__;http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/09/obama-campaign.html reported on Wednesday, the Obama science team includes Nobel laureates linkurl:Harold Varmus;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/14696/ and linkurl:Peter Agre;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/21666/ along with three other noted scientists - Stanford agricultural researcher (and former Monsanto board member) linkurl:Sharon Long,;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/11532/ University of Chicago astrophysicist linkurl:Donald Lamb,;http://astro.uchicago.edu/people/donald-q-lamb.shtml and former American Association for the Advancement of Science president and University of Michigan geneticist linkurl:Gilbert Omenn.;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/14109/ At a linkurl:forum;http://sharp.sefora.org/candidate-forum/ on Thursday in Washington, DC, which featured Obama's health policy adviser, Dora Hughes and her McCain campaign counterpart, Jay Khosla, it sounded as though the Republican candidate was ready to introduce his science advisory team to the world. During the forum, which was webcast and hosted by science advocacy group Scientists and Engineers for America, Khosla was asked who McCain's science advisers were. Though Khosla...
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