and could take advantage of, New Mexicans' concern about the future of Los Alamos. Watson clearly pushed a hurdle out of his way by manifesting awareness of fears that the genome project might awaken. But the case, as written, does not show that thought about politics needed to be a major component of debate among scientists. So long as a few key figures kept the public in mind, that sufficed.
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