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Research to Prevent Blindness

Making the case that ‘Science Is For All’

Katrina vanden Heuvel, publisher and editor of The Nation magazine and an RPB Trustee, published a powerful Op-Ed in the Washington Post on the danger of proposed budget cuts to the National Institutes of Health and the importance of supporting scientific research to ensure our future.

Read her piece here.

Cover page photo credit: Jose Luis Magana/Associated Press

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