God v Science; what impact on future graduates?

In a recent survey 40% of Americans (and 28% of Brits) accepted the Genesis version of creation. Christian political influence is affecting US Federal funding on stem cell research. Religion affects political and educational decisions throughout the world.

What impact (if any) do you think this will have on future bio research, and on new graduates coming into the system? Do you think this may disadvantage Western countries compared to Asian research?

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