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Federal government cuts travel costs; scientists warn of collaboration lost
Federal government cuts travel costs; scientists warn of collaboration lost

Florence P. Haseltine knows the power of scientists meeting face to face. The former researcher at the National Institutes of Health notes a list of milestones achieved through networking and collaboration at conferences, such as the deliberations that led to advances that helped slow the spread of HIV. Now Haseltine, former director of the Center for Population Research of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Rockville, worries that travel restrictions imposed on federal agencies could curb scientific advances. Researchers could be prevented from communicating their work to other scientists, said Haseltine, an obstetrician and gynecologist and founder of the...

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