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AAAS 2011

Biology Needs to Move from Tower of Babel to Esperanto

By Anette Breindl

Thursday, February 24, 2011
WASHINGTON – Collectively, the U.S. spends in excess of $2 trillion annually on health care. Ten percent to 15 percent of that money is spent on measurements of some sort. "And a lot of those are inaccurate and irreproducible." Such was the sobering assessment of Willie May, director of the material measurement laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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