The US National Institutes of Health has issued a reminder that the ongoing sequestration cut of five percent to its budget, which amounted to nearly $1.6 billion in 2013, will lead to delays in advances of biomedical breakthroughs, such as research into a universal flu vaccine, or the prevention of chronic conditions, and common and rare diseases.

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