In Other Cuts

The White House has pulled together a list of budget cuts — including to biomedical research — that it would like to see enacted this fiscal year, the Associated Press reports. It adds that this "wish list" includes some $18 billion of budget cuts, though notes they are unlikely to be enacted. GenomeWeb also reports on this here.

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