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... The committee's findings are based on internal committee discussions informed by external community input from 75 respondents. The committee offers the following specific findings related to the proposed framework offered by the Community Workshop Report: Finding 1: The Community Workshop Report introduces a scientific framework for biosignature detection that spans disciplines to accommodate the evolving understanding of biosignatures and planetary habitability.
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... The committee agrees that clear communication requires a collaborative approach between the scientific community and journalists and supports further efforts to engage the many layers of media; however, the committee cautions against any specific verification or media reporting protocols which could inhibit open, peer-reviewed science. Finding 4: Verification protocols developed to aid scientific communication are not appropriate for use in the direct review and evaluation of proposals for basic biosignature research, nor biosignature instrument development.

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