By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Senate yesterday passed a 2012 appropriations bill for several federal departments that would provide a small increase for the Food and Drug Administration but would results in small cuts or flat research funding for others, such as the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Agriculture, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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