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Biden seeks to boost science funding — but his budget faces an ominous future

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Updates & Corrections

  • Correction 13 March 2024: An earlier version of this article misstated the amount of money requested for priorities outlined in the 2022 CHIPS and Science Act for the National Science Foundation (NSF). The article also incorrectly stated that the proposed 2025 budget for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is more than 5% higher than the 2024 budget for the agency. In fact, it is more than 5% higher than the 2023 budget.

  • Clarification 13 March 2024: An earlier version of this article did not make clear that the funds requested for biodefence and pandemic preparedness at the National Institutes for Health and the Department of Health and Human Services would cover a five-year period. Nor did it make clear the source of the information about the size of the budget cut incurred by the NSF for 2024.

  • Update 13 March 2024: This article has been updated with new information on the size of the budget increase for modernizing the public-health data systems at the CDC and the size of the increase from 2023 to 2025 of the CDC’s overall budget.


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