Political Interference in Science Undermines Medical Research

Published Jul 11, 2008

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 and learn how to keep informed about efforts to defend science from political interference.

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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