NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The 2015 federal budget proposal that the Obama Administration released today seeks a marginal increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health — an increase of nearly one percent — to $30.36 billion from $30.15 billion in FY 2014, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services.

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