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Two Threats to U.S. Science

| May 17, 2019

Last month, the House Appropriations Committee of the U.S. Congress began drafting its Fiscal Year 2020 funding bill. Among the promising news is the committee's support for a $2 billion increase above Fiscal Year 2019 for the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), the first step in what is likely to be a long and contentious budget process. Why, then, is the cycle of success that the U.S. scientific enterprise has enjoyed since the mid-20th century in jeopardy?

The cycle of success that catapulted the United States to a global leadership position in science and technology has long been fueled by its many research universities....

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Alberts, Bruce and Venkatesh Narayanamurti. "Two Threats to U.S. Science." Science, vol. 364, no. 6441. (May 17, 2019): 613.

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