By Alex Philippidis

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics will see its annual budget reduced by more than $1 million in the fiscal year that begins July 1, after Gov. Tim Pawlenty and state lawmakers agreed this week to include in the state's new spending plan much of the $2.7 billion package of cuts originally carried out by the governor last year.

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