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Massachusetts added 51,000 jobs last year. Sequestration could produce cuts over the next decade that equal all of the jobs gained this year. 

Boston’s life sciences and healthcare sectors could be the hardest hit.

We’ve been the leading US city in NIH funding for an impressive 17 years in a row.

Boston received $1.7 billion in NIH grants in 2011. Current grants support 34,000 research jobs in Boston alone. Pending decreases could result in 1,700 research jobs lost this year.

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