By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK's budget deficit and efforts to rein it in could begin affecting the advance of genomic medicine and plans for future genomics research, according to participants in a discussion in the House of Lords yesterday.

The discussion included members of a science committee, who pitched a number of their proposals for genomic medicine and research programs to a representative from the new coalition government headed by Prime Minister David Cameron.

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