The nuclear meltdown at Fukushima, the Fonterra botulism scare, the Canterbury earthquakes - all these recent crises have put scientists in the spotlight. What is the first duty of scientists in a crisis - to the government that funds them, to the employer who pays them, or to the wider public, desperate for information? And what if these obligations clash? Leading scientist Shaun Hendy finds that in New Zealand the responsibilities of our scientists are often far from clear, with alarming consequences for us all.
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