NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health posted a notice on its website yesterday commenting on its funding under a continuing resolution signed by President Obama in late September.

The continuing resolution provides stopgap funding to keep the federal government running for six months at the 2012 level. It expires on March 27, 2013, and provides funding at the Fiscal Year 2012 level plus 0.6 percent.

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