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By Matt Jones

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – As the current lame duck Congress awaits the arrival of incoming members that will shift leadership in the House of Representatives from the Democrats to the Republicans, several issues that may affect research and development spending loom in holding patterns.

Most pressing, this week Congress will consider a continuing resolution (CR) that will fund government operations at the same levels as 2010 until either an agreement is reached to pass the White House's 2011 budget or to keep the 2010 levels through the year.

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