Politics / Law
EU to name “Science Czar”
Brussels – European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso is planning to appoint a chief scientific adviser to combine the process of political decision-making with scientific advice in fields like GMOs, synthetic biology, and climate change. The new post comes during a period when the Commission evaluates its institutions and the panels that have provided focused scientific advice in specific fields of expertise. Details of the job are expected to be discussed by spring of 2010.