Budget: Boosted

Science  05 Oct 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5847, pp. 31c
DOI: 10.1126/science.318.5847.31c

The acting chief of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) assured Congress last week that he will partly reverse $11.1 million in funding cuts made by his controversial predecessor, David Schwartz. Acting director Samuel Wilson said at a House hearing that he will restore cuts, including $966,000 slashed from the $3.1 million budget of the institute's journal, Environmental Health Perspectives. Schwartz, who has come under fire for ethics issues and for shifting NIEHS's focus from disease prevention to clinical research, is on temporary leave as director as he awaits a high-level review of the institute's management.

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