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Scientists for sale?

The Int’l Congress of Scientific Unions (ICSU) sponsored a World Conference on Science (WCS) that was attended by a number of members of the Third World Academy of Science (TWAS). A report on the WCS was published in the ICSU newsletter. In his report, Muhammed Akhtar, U. Southampton, UK, a founding fellow of TWAS, stated 'I am afraid that more and more scientists are selling their souls to corporate concerns in return for adequate resources to pursue their research, particularly scientists from developing countries where this trend promises to render its most adverse consequences'.