Scientific Priority

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A general term referring to work that is seminal in a particular area and regarded as a major advancement, such as the discovery of the double helix as the structure of DNA
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"A cure remains a top scientific priority," said researcher Sharon Lewin of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity at the University of Melbourne.
"Part of Nasa's mission is to go explore and that should include places that are an extremely high scientific priority," Pappalardo said.
Veering off the crash course will necessitate many things: foremost, finally and unequivocally recognizing that--whether your preferred analogy is the Apollo Program or the Manhattan Project--energy innovation must be the nation's preeminent scientific priority.
Similarly, Daniel McFadden states that he has a 'strong appreciation for elegant and innovative mathematics and statistics, but as a matter of scientific priority try to keep my research focused on concrete applications'.
Also, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Neuroscience at the New Millennium Plan clearly identifies research on the blood-brain barrier as a scientific priority. The scientific support for this initiative can be found in these reports on the NINDS homepage at neural_environment/index.htm#research
Officially outside the ELSI territory," she argued in 1994, "is the most important question of all: Is mapping the human genome a meaningful scientific priority? ...
This forced Darwin to go public with The Origin of Species, if he was to ensure its scientific priority. Browne chronicles what life was like for Darwin after that book's publication and during the ensuing debate.
Because it means that this desperately important work has not been a major scientific priority for at least the past 10 years.
The report lists understanding the role of clouds as the top scientific priority.
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