NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Senate has passed an appropriations bill that, if signed by the President, would raise the 2008 budget for the National Institutes of Health to $30 billion from the $28.7 billion the White House requested for NIH in its budget proposal earlier in the year.
 

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