Author(s): Alberts B, Kirschner MW, Tilghman S, Varmus H, Alberts B, Kirschner MW, Tilghman S, Varmus H
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Abstract The long-held but erroneous assumption of never-ending rapid growth in biomedical science has created an unsustainable hypercompetitive system that is discouraging even the most outstanding prospective students from entering our profession--and making it difficult for seasoned investigators to produce their best work. This is a recipe for long-term decline, and the problems cannot be solved with simplistic approaches. Instead, it is time to confront the dangers at hand and rethink some fundamental features of the US biomedical research ecosystem.
This article was published in Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
and referenced in Molecular Biology: Open Access