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NIH: Job Creator

A new report from the US Government Accountability Office shows that the $8.2 billion NIH received from the government during the 2009 stimulus created at least 21,000 jobs, reports ScienceInsider's Jocelyn Kaiser. When NIH received the funds, the agency's acting director Raynard Kington told Congress that the additional money would help create jobs.

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