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Tue, Apr 11
SciPol Perspective: Understanding the Proposed NIH Budget Cuts
In this perspective, Duke University Bioethics & Science Policy Masters student Daniel Feingold discusses his take on the proposed #NIH budget cuts.
The Trump budget proposal for 2018 includes a plan to cut the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget by $5.8 billion, an 18-percent decrease in funding from the $34.1 billion allotted for 2017. The proposal has been criticized from both sides of the aisle. The NIH budget is usually a non-controversial area because of the broad support that biomedical research receives, but this consensus appears to be changing with the new administration…