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Biologists Are From Mars, Chemists Are From Venus?

April 30, 2008

Steve Fifield Steve Fifield, associate policy scientist at the University of Delaware, is leading research to uncover how scientists from different disciplines form working relationships. The findings will shed light on scientific collaboration--a process about which little is known, but much is expected. Full Story

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