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The Money Pours In

At the annual Indian Science Congress this week, India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh promised his country's researchers more funding for their work, says ScienceInsider's Pallava Bagla. "Singh said he will seek to boost R&D expenditures to at least 2 percent of gross domestic product by 2017, up from the current 0.9 percent," Bagla reports.

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Harold Varmus, a former NIH director, says that proposed reductions to the agency's budget are worrisome.

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