NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The federal budget for fiscal year 2014 that the Obama Administration released yesterday includes a request for $31.3 billion to fund the National Institutes of Health, which would be an increase of 1.5 percent over the budget it received in FY 2012, the last year the government passed a complete budget. In the current fiscal year, the government is funded under a continuing resolution that provided $30.8 billion for NIH.

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