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Amid the Gloom, Researchers Prepare for a Boom in Funding

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Science  06 Mar 2009:
Vol. 323, Issue 5919, pp. 1274-1275
DOI: 10.1126/science.323.5919.1274

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    The additional support for the sciences in the stimulus package and President Obama's 2010 budget proposal should not be viewed simply as a windfall for universities and principal investigators ("Amid the gloom, researchers prepare for a boom in funding," J. Mervis, News of the Week, 6 March 2009, p. 1274). I hope that they and the federal agencies take seriously the underlying purpose of these funds and use some of the money t...

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