NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — At a press conference in Denver this afternoon, US President Barack Obama put the ink on a $787 billion stimulus bill that will provide up to $10 billion in total funding for the National Institutes of Health, and will fund other basic research and a health information technology initiative for electronic medical records.

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