Brandon Keim

Nov. 07, 2008

Science Challenges for the Next Administration

Now that the election is over, President-elect Obama is beginning to assemble his transition team. In this segment, we'll talk about the key science-related issues facing the Obama administration, from energy policy to health care.

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