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Mass. officials, scientists warn about NIH cuts

In 2011, Boston’s public and private organizations received more than 3,600 grants for a total combined award of $1.7 billion.

With little more than a week left before across-the-board federal budget cuts could go into effect, Massachusetts politicians joined scientists and the state’s top health care administrators Monday to offer a grim prognosis of the impact National Institutes of Health spending cuts would have on the Bay State, and Boston in particular.

NIH grants fund hundreds of millions in research annually at the Commonwealth’s hospitals and colleges.

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