NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The White House plans to ask Congress for an extra $275 million to help give the US Food and Drug Administration the tools, talent, science, and infrastructure it needs to keep up with biomedical advances, Department of Health and Human Services Director Michael Leavitt said yesterday.

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