The Government Shutdown Of Scientific Research
One area of funding hit hard by the government shutdown is science. Since so much basic research and development is funded by the government, the partial shutdown means labs have had to close their doors, research centers are operating with skeleton crews, and many clinical trials have ground to a halt and experiments put on ice. All these factors have some scientists complaining that their time-sensitive work is in jeopardy.
Fred Guterl is the Executive Editor of Scientific American, which is covering the shutdown’s effect on scientific research.