It's a Fight to Watch

The Scientist tells the story of Stephen Heinemann, a neurologist at the Salk Institute, who lost all his funding from the Salk Institute Council Endowment that, along with two NIH grants and private money, funded his mouse lab. Heinemann laid off his staff and now is worried that he'll be next out the door.

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