This is an updated version of a story first published on June 17.

Budget problems have taken their toll on the $1 billion, 10-year Massachusetts Life Sciences Act, which will see its budget cut from $15 million to $10 million under a $27.4 billion spending plan approved by state lawmakers Friday, and now awaiting the signature of Gov. Deval Patrick

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