Gov. shutdown derailing medical research in Boston

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As the dust settles following the official shutdown of a number of federal services, the effect on medical research is becoming clearer. Organizations like the National Institutes of Health that would normally be conducting clinical trials have had to furlough thousands of employees and turn away patient volunteers.

In a report from WBUR, Boston’s NPR station, a researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital explains how the shutdown is affecting her daily tasks: