NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK government plans to keep its science spending flat at £4.6 billion ($7 billion) in the 2015-2016 fiscal year, according to a new spending plan unveiled this week. Critics say this funding level will effectively amount to a cut due to the impact of inflation.

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