Nobel Laureates Come out for Obama

Can 61 Nobel laureates help get Barack Obama elected? On Sept 25, these science luminaries released a letter saying that Obama is the best hope for “a visionary leader who can ensure the future of our traditional strengths in science and technology and who can harness those strengths to address many of our greatest problems: energy, disease, climate change, security, and economic competitiveness.” Adds laureate Dr. Harold Varmus, president of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and former director of the National Institutes of Health: “There is very strong support for Obama among scientists. He shows a clear understanding of the importance of investing in science and technology.”

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