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WASHINGTON — Amid anxiety and uncertainty about what President Donald Trump will mean for medical science, researchers are looking to one man for hope: Newt Gingrich.

Trump himself has said precious little about medical research. He has flirted with anti-vaccination rhetoric, and he has stated that what he hears about the National Institutes of Health is “terrible.”


But Gingrich, the former House speaker and Trump confidant, is a longtime booster of medical research.

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