WASHINGTON DC, Feb 23 – President George W. Bush said Friday he was planning to increase the National Institutes of Health’s 2002 budget by $2.8 billion in the budget proposal he makes to Congress next week, drawing mixed reactions from the scientific community.

Bush said he would increase the NIH budget from $20.4 billion to $23.2 billion, the Associated Press reported Friday.

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