Model Systems Warrant Support

Fisher, Paul
January 2008
Australasian Science;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p42
The article advocates the Australian government to support research using non-mammalian model organisms. According to the article, such organisms are fundamental in understanding biological processes. Reportedly, such research is lacking in Australia due to funding neglect. The funding system in the country favours applied over basic science and large collaborative groups over individual researchers. The author argues that there should be a separate funding category for biomedical research and the views of experts in the field should be relied upon.


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