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A packed house for Friday's session on evidence-based policymaking at the AAAS annual meeting in Washington, D.C. WAHSINGTON, D.C. — Present both sides. Disclose conflicts of interest. And make sure you catch them at just the right time. Those are some of the best tips to get members of Congress to listen to scientific advice , according to a session here Friday at the annual meeting of AAAS, which publishes Science . Talking to a politician is a lot different than talking to an average member of the public, said panelist Elizabeth Suhay, associate professor of government at American University's School of Public Affairs here. The problem, she said, is that most scientists don’t really ... Full story

19 February