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Cost Conscious

With sequestration-driven budget cuts and waning bipartisan support, the environment for medical research funding in the US is looking bleak and could turn bleaker still unless researchers work to turn things around, the University of Pennsylvania's Ezekiel Emanuel writes in a commentary published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (Emanuel is the brother of Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago mayor and former chief of staff for President Barack Obama.)

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