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If the Trump administration’s new budget proposal passes as-is, billions of dollars in biomedical research funding are under threat — with basic science likely to be first on the chopping block.

The budget proposal is suggesting a $6 billion cut to the National Institutes of Health, which is about 20 percent of its total budget.

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  • OMG! You mean that everybody doesn’t get to own a $500,000 scanning electron microscope? No better example of money wasted than at NIH. It was, however a great gig for docs in the 1960’s if you wanted to get out of going to Viet Nam.

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