WHAT WILL THE REPUBLICANS DO WITH NIH?

Sean Eddy eddy at wol.wustl.edu
Sun Jun 23 10:56:18 EST 1996


In article <Pine.A32.3.93.960623064754.12971A-100000 at itsa.ucsf.edu> Bert Gold <bgold at itsa.ucsf.edu> writes:
  >In nine years, the complete DNA sequence
  >of the human genome will be known.
  >...
  >In nine years, if not before then, the Republicans will begin to 
  >return the money used to fund NIH to the states.

If you're trying to imply that NIH's primary mission is to sequence
the human genome, you're seriously mistaken. 

NIH budget, FY '96: about $12 billion. NIH-funded human genome
research (i.e., the NCHGR budget): about $170 million. Of that $170M,
NCHGR-funded large scale human genome sequencing amounts to about
$60M. 

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- Sean Eddy
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