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Companies and charities that give money for research in the UK are warning universities that they won't fill the institutions' funding gap when the government enacts its proposed 25 percent budget cut, says The Guardian's Alok Jha. Wellcome Trust, which spends about £600 million a year on research, tells Jha that they can't function as a substitute for government.

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