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Political Interference in Science Undermines Medical Research

On a variety of scientific and medical issues, from childhood lead poisoning to reproductive health to toxic mercury pollution, federal government science is being manipulated, distorted, and suppressed at an unprecedented scale.

Medical leaders are speaking out against this political interference in science and calling for change. Below is a sampling of the medical researchers and professionals who have signed a statement that calls for the restoration of scientific integrity in policy making.

Click here to read the statement, sign on, and learn how to keep informed about efforts to defend science from political interference.

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Sampling of Prominent Medical Signatories

Peter Agre

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 

David Baltimore

California Institute of Technology


Paul Berg
Stanford University School of Medicine

Eric Chivian

Harvard Medical School

Johann Deisenhofer

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Renato Dulbecco
Salk Institute

Paul M. Doty
Harvard University

Gerald D. Fischbach
Columbia University Medical School

Lynn R. Goldman

John Hopkins School of Public Health


Roger Guillemin

Salk Institute


Eric R. Kandel

Columbia University


Arthur Kornberg

Stanford University School of Medicine


Paul A. Marks
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Joseph E. Murray

Harvard Medical School


Marshall Nirenberg
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

George E. Palade
University of California, San Diego


Anthony Robbins

Tufts University School of Medicine


Allan Rosenfield

Columbia University School of Public Health


Felicia Stewart

University of California, San Francisco


Joan A. Steitz

Yale University School of Medicine


E. Donnall Thomas

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


Steven Weinberg

University of Texas, Austin


Eric Wieschaus

Princeton University


Harold E. Varmus 

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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