20 Science Questions

that U.S. presidential candidates were asked in 2016

20 Science Questions for the 2016 Presidential Candidates  --by Shawn Otto for sciencedebate.org; See the questions here: #20.

My administration would help foster a culture of scientific transparency and accountability in government by encouraging and protecting employees who try to report concerns about questionable research or business practices (protect whistle blowers).

     Strengthening the adverse drug and vaccination reporting system would also help improve accountability of the FDA and pharmaceutical industries. Devising ways to use blockchain technology in clinical drug trials and other research studies could help make the data on which research is based more transparent, and less able to be modified or dropped from a study if the results didn’t match the desired goal of the company who provided funding for the study.

     Environmental and other business regulations would be based on best practices of the industry that had already been found cost effective and physically possible with current technology, in combination with recommendations from environmental scientists regarding unsafe chemicals to avoid using or other issues needing limits or environmentally safe techniques to be used throughout the industry. 

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