TRENDSPOTTER: In Changing Times NIH, NSF Look Outdated | GenomeWeb

THE NATIONAL Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation have long been crown jewels of our nation’s biomedical research effort. Since their establishment – the NIH in the waning days of World War II and the NSF during the dawn of the Cold War – both institutions have been a source of imagination, leadership, and funding for the very basic research conducted by scientists within government labs and throughout universities across America.

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