Losing America's Secret Weapon

Ada Yonath     

The awards demonstrate a simple truth: The United States has been the big winner in an open, global scientific enterprise with America and its universities at the center. Yet we are jeopardizing that very system through shortsighted immigration restrictions that make it needlessly difficult for the most talented and ambitious scientists to come here and remain. […] All five of those born outside the U.S. now hold American citizenship. The only non-American--Ada Yonath of Israel--did her postdoctoral work at Carnegie Mellon University and MIT. Read more from Forbes