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Infographic: Science R&D Spending in the Federal Budget

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Federal funding for basic science, including stem-cell research and climate-change studies, could hinge on what happens in the newly Republican-controlled House of Representatives. However, if the past is any guide, dollars allocated for science will transcend both politics and the economy. Here's a look at science funding over the years.

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