US attacks cast shadow over science
Both reductions in international travel, for example, and restrictions on the freedom of movement of non-Americans in the United States, could have serious implications for the scientific community, which relies heavily on international collaboration.
An increased focus on security seems inevitable, and policies on the exchange of scientific data may be reviewed as a result. Governmental support of research could also be under threat, as money is channelled towards relief work, rebuilding and anticipated military action.
Reference: Nature 413, 237 (2001)
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