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Political interference in scientific decision-making is back on the agenda yet again

The Government Accountability Office, the US’s congressional watchdog, has an honourable history of ferreting out federal wrongdoing and mismanagement and dragging it into the light.

So a GAO report published in late April, identifying zero formal reports of politically motivated meddling in the work of four of the most important agencies involved in research, should be something to celebrate.

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