NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell’s fragile plan to boost the state’s biotech spending by $500 million came closer to winning a new lease on life last week when the governor and legislative leaders agreed in principle on a new general fund portion of the state’s operating budget.
 

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