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Texas Earmark Allots Millions to Disputed Theory of Gulf War Illness

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Science  05 May 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5774, pp. 668
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5774.668

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Gulf War illness researchers are troubled by a $15 million earmark in this year's budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs that possibly marks the first-ever VA funding of a program outside its research network and goes to a researcher whose theory of the debilitating illness hasn't won much scientific support. (Read more.)