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Sequester to force $1.5bn cut in NIH budget

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3707 (Published 06 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3707
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

Sequestration cuts from the federal budget agreement will force the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to issue fewer competitive research project grants, to admit fewer new patients to its Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and cap stipends for its National Research Service Award to researchers in training, says a fact sheet the NIH released on 4 June.1

The cuts will slow progress in a wide variety of research efforts, including work on new anticancer drugs, a universal flu vaccine, and chronic disease prevention, and will have an economic effect across the country, the NIH predicted.

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