Under threat of NIH cuts, Maine labs find clever ways to pay for science

Maine laboratories are finding unconventional ways to fund science and technology, touted by politicians and economists alike as a key economic and educational driver in the state, as the federal government again threatens to cut money for their work.

The Trump administration’s proposal to slash federal science funding by 13 percent, or $4.3 billion in the 2018 budget strikes across the nation’s science organizations. In Maine, the proposed 22 percent cut for the National Institutes of Health would most impact the state’s world-renowned biomedical research institutions like Bar Harbor’s Jackson Laboratory and MDI Biological Laboratory. Read More

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