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White House Accused of Manipulating Science

The Union of Concerned Scientists recently issued a report accusing the Bush administration of distorting the science advisory process and ignoring advice in conflict with the White House agenda. The report reflects growing criticism from senior scientists over the way the administration makes decisions on science policy. NPR's Joe Palca reports.

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Joe Palca is a science correspondent for NPR. Since joining NPR in 1992, Palca has covered a range of science topics — everything from biomedical research to astronomy. He is currently focused on the eponymous series, "Joe's Big Idea." Stories in the series explore the minds and motivations of scientists and inventors. Palca is also the founder of NPR Scicommers – A science communication collective.