Members of the US House of Representatives questioned NIH Director Francis Collins and Thomas Insel, the acting director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, last week about their budget plans for 2013. This week, it was the US Senate's turn, says ScienceInsider's Jocelyn Kaiser.

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