NEW YORK, March 18 (GenomeWeb News) - The US Senate today passed the so-called Specter Amendment to the 2006 federal fiscal budget, which seeks to add $1.5 billion for the National Institutes of Health.

 

In order for the amendment to go into effect, it must be still be passed by the US House of Representatives and approved by President Bush.

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

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