Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Mitt Romney's choice as vice presidential running mate for the November US presidential election, is credited as the lead author of a budget passed by the House of Representatives this past spring that could lead to spending cuts in research and development across the government, including funding for biomedical research, according to the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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