Collins: Budget cuts put breathtaking science in peril

09/5/2013 | WAMU-FM (Washington, D.C.)

NIH Director Francis Collins said continued sequestration cuts threaten U.S. leadership in research and could result in a loss of researchers, who now have a less than 1 in 6 chance of having their studies funded by the NIH. In an interview on public radio, Collins took questions from the audience, including one that FasterCures sent via Twitter about the value of public support for medical research. "Are we going to expand and flourish or are we going to see this hard-won set of progress slowed down by the fact that there's no resources there to support it?" Collins challenged the audience.

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