There will be fewer grants and fewer patients and all areas of science will be affected by sequestration, according to a new factsheet posted by NIH yesterday.

Compared with 2012, this year NIH will be able to fund around 700 fewer competitive research grants and will be able to admit roughly 750 fewer new patients into the NIH Clinical Center, due to the roughly 5 percent funding cut that was enacted because Congress and the White House could not reach a long-term deficit-reduction agreement.

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