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Don't Just Sit There

Biologists concerned about the uncertain funding environment should take action by "advocating for the benefits of government investments in scientific research and training," writes Thomas Pollard in a commentary in Cell.

Pollard, a cell biologist at Yale University, notes that biologists have historically taken government funding for granted. "Complacency was the norm" because the NIH budget doubled between 1998 and 2003, he says.

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