What Are The Long-Term Effects Of Short-Term Science Funding Cuts?05:32
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Barry Barish (left) and Kip Thorne address a press conference at the California Institute of Technology after receiving the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics on Oct. 3, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. Barish and Thorne were among seven Americans to win Nobel Prizes in science this year.
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Barry Barish (left) and Kip Thorne address a press conference at the California Institute of Technology after receiving the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics on Oct. 3, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. Barish and Thorne were among seven Americans to win Nobel Prizes in science this year. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Seven of the nine Nobel Prize winners in science this year were Americans. But will the U.S. be able to continue that trend? Scientists are warning the steep cuts that the Trump administration wants to make in funding for basic research will have drastic effects on future research.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson discusses the future of U.S. science funding with Kei Koizumi, visiting scholar at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

This segment aired on October 6, 2017.

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