Science Makes A Comeback

From the Washington Post:

President Obama’s science and technology advisor issued a memo to federal science agencies Friday to guide them in making rules to ensure scientific integrity.
The memo, which applies to executive branch departments and agencies such as the Department of Agriculture and the National Science Foundation, is “several steps in the right direction,” said Al Teich, the director of science policy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

This, in stark contrast to the science-in-the-service-of-politics of the Bush administration, marks a slow return to integrity for the United States government. It should have come two years ago.