Research

To Win Funds, Scientists Pursue Sweeping Solutions to Social Ills

Courtesy of David Segal

David Segal, of the U. of California at Davis, works on a malaria treatment. Scientists are winning grants for mission-driven research.
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When President Obama called for a $215-million "precision medicine initiative" in his State of the Union speech last month, he was behaving very much like a politician of his times. This was mission-driven research, squarely aimed at solving...

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