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Obama's NIH Budget

The very marginal funding bump that President Obama has requested for the US National Institutes of Health for fiscal year 2015 is not likely to elicit a standing ovation from the biomedical research community, which has been pushing Washington, DC, to make up for the budget cut from last year's sequestration and several consecutive years of eroding federal funding.

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