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The US House of Representatives' Appropriations Committee approved a $942 million increase to the NIH budget, which would then total $31.3 billion. This 3.1 percent increase is more than double what the Obama administration requested, says Science Insider. The committee also rejected the administration's "targeted funding approach" that would have boosted cancer research funding more than other areas of research.

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The Wall Street Journal reports on gaps in COVID-19 testing affecting less affluent urban areas and rural locations.

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The New York Times reports that experts say President Joe Biden's goal of vaccinating 1 million people a day in the US in the next 100 days is too low a bar.

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