Budget cuts at the US National Institutes of Health are affecting basic research, say James Rothman, Randy Schekman, and Thomas Südhof, the three winners of this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. All three, Reuters notes, have received NIH funding at some point in their careers.

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