By Matt Jones

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – US President Barack Obama signed a bill last night that will keep the federal government operating for the next two months at fiscal-year 2010 spending levels, which could put in peril the White House's and Congress' proposed increases for biomedical research in the 2011 budget.

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