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Developing a new drug, exploring space or mapping the human brain can cost millions. So some researchers are turning to the public for funding.

Developing a new drug, exploring space or mapping the human brain can cost millions of dollars. 

But recently there's been a drop in federal funding for this kind of research, resulting in more scientists competing for what money there is.

KPCC's Science Reporter Sanden Totten investigated, and found that some researchers are turning to the public. Read the full story here.

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