Disease and genetics on Friday's AU
The Obama Administration is proposing to keep the 2013 National Institute of Health budget the same as this year’s budget, 30.7 billion dollars. But researchers across the nation say it is not enough and it’s affecting the economy and the pace of medical advances. Today on the program producer Sheri Quinn talks to Maryland based oncologist Dr. Steve Meltzer who is leading an effort to increase the NIH funding to 33 billion dollars.
At 9:30 science questions reveals new research on the effects of environmental toxins and autism and the legal and ethical implications of human diseases caused by environmental exposures.