Gov’t shutdown affects research for disease and science

By Carmen Russell-Sluchansky

The National Science Foundation announced this week that they will suspend research in Antarctica if the shutdown goes past October 14, which is when they run out of funds.

Researchers around the country and around the globe are reliant on government funding to continue their research of everything from degenerative diseases to climate change. We talk about the long-term effects the shutdown is having on science research with Eric Hand from the Journal of Nature’s Chief of Correspondence.

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Carmen is a multimedia journalist based in Washington, DC whose work has appeared in a variety of outlets including National Geographic, NBC News, the BBC, Asia! Magazine, The China Post, Chicago Tribune and Orlando Sentinel.