With Washington focused on belt-tightening, the fight over the 2011 budget turned out surprisingly well for most science agencies. But now the focus turns to 2012, and the partisan rhetoric over cutting spending has reached a fever pitch. What are the challenges to come for the science budget? And what will the impact be on biomedical research, environmental policy, and the future of the space program?
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