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Dispute Over the Future of Basic Research in Canada

University scientists and academic organizations are uncharacteristically vocal about the government’s blunt preference for commercially applicable science
Canada’s National Research Council is the country’s premier scientific institution, helping to produce such inventions as the pacemaker and the robotic arm used on the American space shuttle. But last year, its mission changed.

The Canadian government announced a transformation of the 98-year-old agency, formerly focused largely

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