To the Editor It is perhaps in the nature of scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to dissect the specific causes of the reduction in national funding for the sciences, and the Viewpoint by Dr Emanuel1 elucidated several reasons. Indications are that this fiscal climate change is not an aberration but the beginning of a new cycle, and NIH-funded scientists must weigh their reactions.
Moyé L. Reductions in Funding for Medical Research. JAMA. 2013;310(8):854. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.170792