President Bush Proposes Suspending Advanced Technology Program | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK, March 1 – President George W. Bush has proposed suspending a Department of Commerce program that has helped to support the development of innovative genomics technologies.

“The budget also suspends funding for the Advanced Technology Program which supports research and development activities of private firms, pending a reevaluation of this program,” the budget outline says.

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