NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In its budget plan for 2011, the White House today said it will seek a $1 billion, or a 3.2 percent, increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health, even though the overall budget for the fiscal year plans a freeze on non-military discretionary spending as part of an effort to reign in the federal deficit.

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