'Post-Election Panic'

A US House of Representatives budget subcommittee has recommended that the US National Institutes of Health receive no budget increase in 2013. Any other year, this would be bad news but this year, some researchers may be heaving sighs of relief that the news wasn't worse, say Ivan Semeniuk and Helen Thompson at Nature News — at least, so far.

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