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How the ‘Graying Biomedical Workforce’ Affects Scientific Funding in the US

July 8, 2016

(Eurekalert) – The United States is on course to experience a steep drop in the number of stem cell researchers in coming years as a large portion of academic scientists reach retirement age and younger scientists continue to leave academia for jobs in industry. The trend is called the “graying of the biomedical workforce,” and many suspect that a preference for older, more experienced researchers in the competitive government grant application process is driving younger scientists away from academia.

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