Why wait? Trump mounts an ear­ly raid on NIH’s ’17 bud­get in search of some spend­ing mon­ey

Chanelle Case Bor­den, PhD, a post­doc­tor­al fel­low in the Na­tion­al Can­cer In­sti­tute’s Ex­per­i­men­tal Im­munol­o­gy Branch, check­ing DNA gel. Gel elec­trophore­sis is a method for sep­a­ra­tion and analy­sis of macro­mol­e­cules (DNA, RNA and pro­teins) and their frag­ments, based on their size and charge. Daniel Sone / Na­tion­al Can­cer In­sti­tute 

Pres­i­dent Trump is look­ing for some ex­tra cash this year. And to get it he’s ready to start slash­ing NIH fund­ing now, rather than wait un­til the next bud­get year gets start­ed.

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