WASHINGTON, Dec 20 – The National Human Genome Research Institute said it would use a budget increase of almost $50 million to $382 million for fiscal year 2001 to finance several new initiatives, including the establishment of academic “centers of excellence” for genomics and bioinformatics.

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

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NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

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