News of the WeekU.S. BUDGET

Biomedicine Gets Record Raise as Congress Sets 2002 Spending

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  04 Jan 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5552, pp. 24-25
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5552.24

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Log in to view the full text

Log in through your institution

Log in through your institution

Summary

This year's bumpy budget-making journey ended in a relatively smooth landing late last month with a record raise for U.S. biomedical science and increases for many other basic research budgets. While the final numbers are still being tallied, analysts expect overall government R&D spending to rise by more than 6%, to some $100 billion, in the 2002 fiscal year that began 1 October. Some of the money has strings attached, however, as lawmakers ordered up an unprecedented number of earmarks.