“The main decision is for a government to be extremely careful and respectful with the beliefs of the people; but at the same time making laws that help everyone.”
Bernat Soria, Spain’s national health minister, on creating legislation for stem cell research in religious countries.
“I don’t mind that the US has closed itself off to innovative scientists because I hope they’ll come to the UK instead.”
Sir Richard Mottram sees the positives in the American clampdown on overseas researchers (more on this topic).
“You can be part of government and have an independent mind.”
Bruno Tertrais, of Fondation pour la Recherche Strategique France, tackles the question of whether governments can get independent advice internally.