By Jim FessendenUMass Medical School Communications
Pictured left to right are: US Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa; US Rep. Edward Markey of Massachusetts; US Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts; Craig Mello; and US Rep. James McGovern.
“It’s absolutely wrong to be talking about cutting in this area,” Dr. Mello told the Globe. Mello’s Nobel-winning research was funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health. The research centers on blocking certain functions of genes, a potentially fertile area for finding cures to such diseases as cancer. He currently receives a four-year NIH grant valued at $225,000 a year.
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