Coalition Highlights Government's Role in Global Health Technology, Calls for NIH Funding Boost | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Budget cuts to the National Institutes of Health, whether through the long-term trend of flat funding, hard spending caps, or sequestration, will have a "devastating" impact on the development of new technologies for addressing global health priorities, according to a new report.

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