The National Institutes of Health will be forced to reduce its spending by 5.1 percent, or about $1.6 billion this year, beginning today (3.1.2013) if President Barack Obama and Congress don't strike a deal. Research labs in universities across America are preparing for the cuts, which they predict will slow down progress on vital projects, including fertility preservation research. Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD, Director of the Oncofertility Consortium, speaks with the Huffington Post about how these budget cuts will impact the science community. Read Sequester Science Cuts Threaten To Delay Medical Breakthroughs, Further Brain Drain To Wall Street.