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White House: Sequestration Brings Science Funds Down 8%

Fiscal year 2013 funding for federal science programs will go down 8.2 percent if cuts under sequestration take effect starting in January, Science magazine reports.

These figures are part of a report the White House released Friday, detailing which line items in the federal budget would be cut under sequestration.

Defense science programs would see a 9.4 percent cut, David Malakoff writes for the magazine.

Under sequestration, the National Institutes of Health would lose $2.5 billion, going down to a total $28.3 billion budget, while the National Science Foundation would take a $586 billion hit from its current $7.14 billion budget.

NASA would see a $417 million cut from its science programs to nearly $4.7 billion, with the agency’s Exploration account falling by $309 million to about $3.5 billion.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s research, operations, and facilities account would go down $257 million to nearly $2.9 billion, according to Malakoff’s story.

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