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Sequester Aware

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warns that research funding cuts due to the sequester will harm scientific inquiry, the Washington Post reports.

Clinton, who was speaking at a benefit for an epilepsy charity, said that the cuts to the National Institutes of Health budget will lead to researchers and their staff losing their jobs. "In the days and months ahead, all of us who care deeply about finding a cure for [epilepsy] and other diseases need to be very loud and passionate about the continued research funding that is necessary," Clinton said. "I do think there has to be a greater awareness on the part of the American people about what this will mean — not just today or next week, but in years to come."