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The 2010 NIH budget is still being hammered out and the Senate appropriations committee has approved a 1.4 percent increase, bringing the budget to up by $442 million to $31.8 billion, reports Science Insider. The labor, health and human services subcommittee agreed with President Obama and decided that NIH did not need more money as the stimulus bill gave it $10 billion. The bill does not include funding for specific diseases that Obama had requested.

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