A Brawl Is Brewing In The Laboratory

For decades, science and technology have been among Washington's most pampered budget babies, usually winning hefty increases year after year. No more. While Republicans and Democrats alike profess continued love for research and development, the grim reality of trying to balance the budget guarantees painful cuts. And that could trigger a nasty squabble, as competing members of the science community grab for their slice of a shrinking pie.

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