By Alex Philippidis

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In one of its first steps toward fulfilling campaign promises to tighten spending, the UK will slash funding this year on the planned UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation to £17 million ($24.4 million) from the £250 million promised for 2010 by the previous Labour Party government led by Gordon Brown.

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