Why a Cut?

Kenneth Anderson, the president of the American Society of Hematology, writes in an opinion piece at Stat News that most politicians in the US agree that a well-funded National Institutes of Health leads to healthy people and a robust economy, leading him to wonder why the Trump administration wants to cut the agency's funding.

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