ARLINGTON, Va., April 10 – The National Science Foundation pruned back its research programs but has left two key genomics initiatives to flourish in the 2002 federal budget request the Bush administration submitted to Congress on Monday.

The budget request allocates $4.47 billion for the NSF, a $56 million, or 1.3 percent increase over the agency's 2001 budget. The research funds in the budget decrease a half percent, from $3.343 billion in 2001, to $3.337 billion. 

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