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Counting NIH's Fiscal Chickens

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Science  01 May 1998:
Vol. 280, Issue 5364, pp. 666-667
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5364.666b

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Last week, several advocacy groups offered their recommendations on how the extra billions that Congress has promised the National Institutes of Health should be spent, assuming the funds materialize. In a sign of conflicting interests, biologists are focusing on the need for plusher grants, while universities and medical schools emphasize the funding of overhead, salaries, and facilities.