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Sequestration cuts hurt California scientists more than most




Dr. Giselle Passos is PhD Postdoctoral Researcher at UC Irvine. The neuroscience lab she works with is facing budget cuts due to sequestration.
Dr. Giselle Passos is PhD Postdoctoral Researcher at UC Irvine. The neuroscience lab she works with is facing budget cuts due to sequestration.
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This week, we've been reporting on what across-the-board spending cuts — known as sequestration — mean for California. 

Most scientific research in the state is funded by federal groups like the National Institutes of Health, but the organization lost $1.7-billion due to sequestration. 

KPCC's Sanden Totten says the cuts mean important discoveries will likely be delayed, and talented scientists may leave the state.