Sequestration hits front-line genetics research

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Of all the blinkered buzz-saw cuts in this year’s $85 billion spending sequestration, perhaps none is as counterproductive — or as flat-out boneheaded — as the one now hitting medical research under way in a refurbished industrial expanse of central St. Louis.

Sequester cuts to the rapidly developing process of turning genetic research into a major 21st-century industry — and saving lives and health care costs — are the equivalent of trying to build the Interstate Highway System with no ramps or the transcontinental railroad without the final miles in the middle.

Read the full article here: Sequestration Stupidity Is Genetic, Hitting Front-Line Medical Research

 

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