A nearly 20 percent budget cut for the US National Institutes of Health is included in the budget blueprint for fiscal year 2018 announced by the Trump administration.

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The budget proposal calls for a $5.8 billion reduction to NIH’s 2018 budget, which would decrease it to $25.9 billion. It also proposes a reorganization of the agency, including eliminating its Fogarty International Center and folding in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

The budget proposal calls for slashing the Department of Energy’s Office of Science budget by about 20 percent. Budget decreases were also outlined for the Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and NASA’s Earth science program. DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy would be eliminated.

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