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Replenishing Research

Science and research advocates welcomed President Obama’s 2016 budget proposal Monday, which would give the National Science Foundation a “vigorous, healthy budget,” according to its director. Overall, the president’s budget would increase federal spending on research and development by 5.5 percent across a series of agencies. In announcing the proposed budget, staff of the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy highlighted how money for research would support biomedical science, advanced manufacturing and data collection for climate change.

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