Doling Out the Dough

In 2010, the National Institutes of Health will receive an additional $692 million, or 2.3 percent, in funding so that its budget will total $31 billion, reports ScienceInsider. Meanwhile, the National Science Foundation will be getting a 6.7 percent increase to bring its budget up to $6.926 billion.

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