Analysis: How the "fiscal cliff" deal may affect research funding

01/2/2013 | ScienceMag.org

The "fiscal cliff" bill passed by Congress this week temporarily averts sequestration, but requires $12 billion to be cut from discretionary spending over the next two years, a move that may affect funding for research and development. President Barack Obama has said he opposes cuts to research spending, but Congress will decide which programs to cut. Science lobbyists say research agencies such as the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health may see cuts.

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