NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The US House of Representatives passed a $410 billion 2009 appropriations bill for a number of agencies yesterday that will include some increases for the research community, including nearly $1 billion more for the National Institutes of Health.

Passed largely along party lines in the Democratic-controlled House (245 yes votes to 178 no votes), the bill will fund a number of large federal departments that have been operating under a continuing resolution since the end of the last fiscal year in September.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

The New York City medical examiner is overseeing an effort to identify missing persons using DNA, according to the Associated Press.

Nobel laureate Günter Blobel has died at 81, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: mouse model of genetically induced emphysema, gene expression signatures of circulating melanoma cells, and more.

Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.