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Sequestration cuts hurt California scientists more than most

by Sanden Totten | Take Two

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Dr. Giselle Passos is PhD Postdoctoral Researcher at UC Irvine. The neuroscience lab she works with is facing budget cuts due to sequestration. KPCC/Sanden Totten

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.

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