Changing Pool

A new cohort of biomedical researchers entered the workforce between 1998 and 2004, when National Institutes of Health's budget doubled from $13.7 billion to $28.1 billion, the US Census Bureau's Misty Heggeness and her colleagues write at Nature.

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