Cuts May Mean Long-Awaited Efficiencies at NIH

Chris Gunn, NIH

Graduate students and postdocs study cell biology in a laboratory at the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Md. Some see such labs as models of efficiency; others find them a less-accountable way to allocate scarce federal dollars.
March 25, 2013

So far, the National Institutes of Health is hunkering down. Staggered by a looming 5-percent cut after years of flat budgets, higher education's top provider of basic research money insists there's no place it can reasonably scale back.

"It's not…

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