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Pediatric Research Bill Offers Guidance, No Clear Funding Guarantees

Uncertainties remain even if appropriators choose to boost funding to NIH’s Common Fund this year, as the pediatric research bill requests.

Although Congress can direct Common Fund research through report language accompanying appropriations bills, a board of NIH scientists ultimately has the final say over the research the agency undertakes, leaving few guarantees for research areas like pediatrics.

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