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What Brexit means to British scientists working abroad

Britain’s vote to leave the European Union brings uncertainty for British researchers in need of science funding.

The result of Brexit left the world stunned and the Britain has since had to cope with an economic downturn. Although the U.K.’s newly-elected prime minister, Theresa May, said she wouldn’t initiate the parting until 2017, uneasiness has arisen among British nationals who are working in the U.S.

Dominic Pye, 29, a British research scientist at the University of Illinois at Chicago on a two-year contract, said he is concerned about the impact of Brexit in the scientific sector.

“We get a lot of our funding from the E.U.,” Pye said. “And we took out more than our fair share, I think.”

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