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White House adviser insists science is safe under Trump

Recently appointed science policy chief Kelvin Droegemeier sketched out plans to better integrate public and private research efforts and tackle wider issues facing scientists, in his first speech in the role.

Speaking at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Washington DC on 15 February, Droegemeier highlighted his scientific credentials for the job. “I am one of you, I came from your ranks.”

Formerly a meteorologist and now head of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), Droegemeier has experience in federal, academic and private research.

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