By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Senate's key panel responsible for setting government funding levels yesterday passed a plan that would trim the budget at the National Institutes of Health next year by around .6 percent to $30.5 billion and would provide resources to create a new center championed by NIH Director Francis Collins that would focus on translational medicine.

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