Language, Science, and Politics

This Viewpoint provides historical context for advice given by the US Department of Health and Human Services in 2017 to the CDC to avoid particular words in 2019 budget requests and argues that scientific innovation can flourish only when it is protected from political interference.

About Robert Zinn

Robert Zinn, M.D., Ph.D. is a medical doctor, physician, and web entrepreneur, who, for over 15 years was employed by academic and research institutions and focused his clinical practices on very specialized patient populations, such as those with rare genetic diseases or rare cancers. He shares his knowledge through his website,

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