April 21, 2024

Nobel laureates back Kerry as white knight of US science

Forty-eight Nobel-Prize winning scientists have backed Democrat presidential hopeful John Kerry as the best hope for American science. President George Bush, they charge, had short- changed scientific research by accepting biased advice, reducing funding and restricting immigration of scientific migrants. “John Kerry will change all this,” they said. “John Kerry will restore science to its appropriate place in government.” Mr Kerry has promised to place America at the forefront of scientific discovery and amongst other moves, has promised to lift barriers to human embryonic stem cell research.