By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health has now awarded $1 billion in funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act fund for improved and new biomedical research labs around the country, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said today.

Granted through the National Center for Research Resources, the $1 billion is funding 146 grants for construction, repairs, and renovation for research labs in 44 states, according to HHS.

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