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The Needlessly Inscrutable Geography of Scientific Funding

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the NIH in fact keeps incredibly detailed records of their grant-making.  This is especially useful because, of the approximately $130 billion spent by the federal government on R&D every year, the NIH accounts for approximately $34 billion (a percentage of the total topped only by the Department of Defense, which keeps the least informative, least specific, and least reliable numbers of any agency).

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