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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Tommy Thompson wants open source research

Tommy Thompson, Republican presidential candidate and former Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, has announced his science platform:  double the budget of the NIH (to $58 billion/year), cure breast cancer in 10 years, and this:

Create an open source research community on the Internet where research can be organized and discussions can be conducted with experts.  This online community will be a centralized repository for research where all of the world’s people can contribute their time, money or expertise toward helping with this global fight.

I can’t find anything in his press release or campaign site to explain what he means by this.

Update (8/13/07). Thompson dropped out of the race after placing sixth in the Iowa straw poll.