WASHINGTON, Oct 11 - Advisors to presidential candidates Texas Governor George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore have each publicly pledged to double funds for biomedical research in an effort to win the scientific community's vote.

At a recent forum on science policy hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Gore’s spokesman also touted the vice president’s proposed plan to create a new center at the National Institutes of Health for bioinformatics and bioengineering.

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