Sequestration: "Not only are we going to lose dollars, we are going to lose more human lives."

Our colleagues at the Salk Institute for Biologic Studies in La Jolla recently held a press conference with Congressman Scott Peters to discuss the impact of the Sequestration on science and research. At that event, breast cancer advocate Bianca Kennedy spoke about the relationship between science funding and the development of new therapies.

“We cannot afford to lose research funding because if we do that not only are we going to lose dollars, research advances, we are going to lose more human lives.”

Salk scientists have received $30 million from CIRM to develop therapies for neurological conditions and other disease (here’s a complete list).  

A.A.

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