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The US Senate is pleased by the creation of the new National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, but recently "scolded" the National Institutes of Health for its messy creation process, reports ScienceInsider's Jocelyn Kaiser. The Senate expressed its grievance in a note that accompanied the 2012 spending bill recently approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee — the bill cuts NIH's budget by 0.6 percent (to $30.5 billion) next year, Kaiser says.

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