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NIH Is Losing Its Funding Edge, 2014 Budget Suggests

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Science  24 Jan 2014:
Vol. 343, Issue 6169, pp. 357
DOI: 10.1126/science.343.6169.357

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The 2014 budget suggests that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is losing its place as first among equals when Congress has additional money to spend on research. Agencies that support the physical sciences grew much faster than did NIH, which receives nearly half of all federal research dollars, and some analysts think that pattern could repeat in 2015.