27 Jul '11, 9pm

Another blow for open public science dialogue: bureaucrats prevent fisheries scientist from speaking out about research

Another blow for open public science dialogue: bureaucrats prevent fisheries scientist from speaking out about research

Politics trumps science yet again: Ottawa silences fisheries scientist July 27, 2011 | Leave a comment Where they could once talk freely, federal scientists and researchers are now carefully managed by media and communications staff in Ottawa (Credit: bruce... via Flickr) By Kealy Doyle, Communications Coordinator Another sad day for science. Senior political staff in Ottawa have prevented a fisheries scientist from speaking out about her research . Dr. Kristi Miller's work as the head of a $6-million salmon genetics project may shed important light on the decline of Fraser River sockeye salmon. Her study suggests a virus might be responsible for killing off salmon in large numbers before they reach their spawning grounds. It created a huge buzz when it was published in the respected scientific journal Science earlier this year. But we're unable to hear more from Dr. Mille...

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