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July 11, 2008

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U.S. policymakers, universities, and employers should work together to speed the development of professionally oriented master's degree programs in the natural sciences, says a new report from the National Research Council. Graduates of these programs -- which build both scientific knowledge and practical workplace skills -- can contribute significantly to the nation's competitiveness, the report says.

Rita R. Colwell, Mary E. Clutter, Paul G. Gaffney II, Peter Henderson