EDITORIAL

Benefits of steady growth

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Science  26 Aug 2016:
Vol. 353, Issue 6302, pp. 849
DOI: 10.1126/science.aai8237

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Summary

When the United States Congress returns from an August recess, it must take up appropriations bills, including those that fund science agencies. These bills will only focus on one fiscal year. Yet, almost all scientific projects require years to yield substantial progress. This timeline may favor longer-term budget allocation and other policy adjustments.