GenomeWeb Feature: Slow, Steady Decline in NIH Funding Leads Researchers to Fear Future Cuts | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Politicians in Washington, DC, proclaim to love biomedical research. They even like to pay for it with federal tax dollars. Most of the lawmakers on Capitol Hill say so openly, most vociferously when it is invested in their states or districts. A succession of recent US presidents also have lauded the National Institutes of Health as an example of the government investment done the right way.

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