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Sir Paul Nurse

Sir Paul Nurse  Nobel Prize winning Biologist
Sir Paul Nurse Nobel Prize winning Biologist
In a HARDtalk interview originally broadcast on 24 February 2009, Stephen Sackur talks to Sir Paul Nurse .

President Barack Obama has pledged to restore science to what he calls its rightful place.

That means new funding for 'useful science', from green energy innovation to stem cell research.

Sir Paul Nurse is a British Nobel prize winning biologist who runs one of America's top research institutions.

Stephen Sackur asks him if there is a danger when Government tries to direct the scientists.

This interview will be shown on BBC World News at 0430, 0930, 1430, 1830 (except Middle East and South Asia), 2130 and 2330 GMT

HARDtalk is also broadcast on the BBC News channel at 04:30 & 23:30 GMT

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