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NIH Boost Sought

Senate subcommittee approves $2 billion increase in NIH funding for 2017.

The VP lauded the work of the assembled researchers, offered suggestions for ways forward, and asked for their help in determining how to change the system for the better.

Democratic Senators push for some mandatory biomedical research funding in the US, Stat News reports.

The deal would bring the NIH's fiscal 2016 funding to $32 billion but still requires formal approval by both the House and Senate in votes expected this week.

ScienceInsider's Jeffrey Mervis notes that the US budget deal may lead to tight funding in 2017.

US Budget Deal Made

The US House of Representatives passes a budget deal, the New York Times reports.

The Obama Administration's Strategy for American Innovation highlights precision medicine.

Without planned budget increases, a number of key NIH programs including the Precision Medicine Initiative would be set back, Francis Collins told a Senate subcommittee.

The US is heading toward another budget showdown, Nature News says.

Make It a Double

Newt Gingrich calls for a doubling of the National Institutes of Health budget.


In PNAS this week: carbapenem resistance in Enterobacteriaceae, selection against educational attainment-linked variants, and more.

Technology Review points out that a new US presidential science advisor hasn't been selected.

Researchers find that blood tests might be able to help determine severity of a concussion, Wired reports.

President-elect Donald Trump considers other candidates for director of the National Institutes of Health, Nature News reports.