The Controversy of Censorship

By |2020-01-05T23:16:13-05:00November 21st, 2008|Blog|

A study published this month in PLoS Medicine, documents self-censorship of scientists in response to a political controversy. According to Joanna Kempner, the study’s author, the controversy at issue began in July 2003 when Patrick Toomey, a Republican Congressman, proposed the discontinuance of five NIH grants that were unworthy of taxpayer funding.  As a result, the Director of NIH received [...]