NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) introduced an economic stimulus bill yesterday that includes an additional $1 billion in funding for the National Institutes of Health for fiscal 2008.
 
The so-called Economic Recovery Act of 2008, which was co-sponsored by Sen. Robert Byrd (D- W.Va.), proposes transferring the funds to the institutes and centers of NIH and to the Common Fund. The bill also contains $37.8 billion in additional federal Medicaid funds for states.
 

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.