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Nanotechnology

Pork for science -- good or bad?

The Scientist
11 February 2010

Research funded by congressional earmarks usually comes in the form of agricultural and defense projects but science involving green energy and biomedicine have been increasing in recent years, according to David Williams, vice president for policy at watchdog group Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW).

Recent earmark-funded ("pork barrel") research projects run the gamut from sequencing the catfish genome to research on bioterrorism threats.

Full story from The Scientist