April 8, 2011

Science Agencies Brace for Shutdown

Gwyneth D. Zakaib, Nature News

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Cancer patients anxious to enter government run clinical trials will be sidelined. Researchers maintaining stem cell lines will lose precious weeks as experiments are abandoned. Oceanographers counting on expeditions to service remote probes will instead risk long gaps in data gathering. And thousands of scientists who work in government labs as well as administrators who keep funds flowing to researchers at universities and institutes across the US will simply be asked to go home, unplugged and unpaid.

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