By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In his administration's proposed federal budget for next year US President Barack Obama today sought an increase in funding for biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health and in basic science at other agencies, even though he asked for cuts and freezes in many other areas of government.

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