By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – On a visit to Capitol Hill today to present the White House's proposed 2013 budget for the National Institutes of Health, NIH Director Francis Collins today heard worries from senior members of the Senate Appropriations Committee that the flat budget will result in cuts for biomedical research funding.

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