NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A Harvard University cell biologist and cancer researcher told lawmakers on Monday that tightening budgets at the National Institutes of Health, if continued, could have “devastating” effects on new biomedical research fields, including genomics.
 
According to Joan Brugge, scaled back funding has already caused grants at the National Cancer Institute to decline between 24 to 29 percent, and has lowered success rates for initial investigators to 5 percent.
 

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