By Matt Jones

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Funding for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's lead genomics office will be cut almost entirely as part of an effort to trim costs under the White House's proposed budget for 2012, which the Obama Administration released early this week.

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