Sequestration Tally

Research programs at US universities are feeling the pinch of the sequestration of federal agencies' budgets, according to a new survey.

Now more than half a year into the policy that slashed federal agency budgets and research funding by around 5 percent, public and private universities have seen trimmed-down grants begin to slow down their research programs, ScienceInsider says.

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