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To improve science literacy, researchers should run for school board

Nature Medicine volume 17, page 21 (2011) | Download Citation

This century will bring exciting biomedical advances thanks to stem cells and genetic engineering. If scientists want the public to grasp the meaning of these developments, they need to start getting personally involved in improving the education system.

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  1. Jon D. Miller is director of the International Center for the Advancement of Scientific Literacy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.

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