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Italian Scientists Seek to Reverse Budget Cuts

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Science  07 Jul 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5476, pp. 28
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5476.28a

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PARIS-- The Italian government is gutting the country's national AIDS program. The cuts, for the 2000 fiscal year beginning 1 July, mean a 36% reduction in funding for extramural grants from the current year. They continue a trend begun in 1997 as part of a government reordering of priorities that placed more emphasis on applied research.