The September 2006 Washington Watch article in BioScience considers the role that states play in science policy, and the potential benefits to states of science policy advisers.
Following is a short excerpt from the article:
"Since World War II, the federal government has set the science policy agenda for the United States. In recent years, however, states have increasingly sought to expand their role, at least perceptually, in an effort to nurture economic development. Although this growing state involvement in science policy by no means rivals the federal government's, it does suggest the emergence of a new research policy environment."
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