federal budget NCI Director Sharpless Outlines Ideas to Aggressively Lower Cancer Deaths At the AACR Annual Meeting, Sharpless said NCI should focus on improving early screening, access to trials, and development of advanced drugs to realize President Biden's goal of eradicating cancer. President Trump Calls for 8 Percent Cut to NIH Budget The president's latest budget request marks the fourth time he has sought to reduce funding to the National Institutes of Health. President Trump Signs Spending Package Boosting NIH Budget The budget for fiscal year 2020 includes increases for each of the NIH's institutes and centers, as well as the FDA and the NSF. Senate Subcommittee Seeks $3B Boost to NIH Budget The bill would provide additional funding to each NIH institute and center, and would follow a 5.4 percent budget increase received in fiscal 2019. White House Proposes 12 Percent Cut to NIH Budget in Fiscal 2020 The budget calls for $34.4 billion for the NIH in the coming fiscal year, including $492 million in resources made available through the 21st Century Cures Act. Jun 26, 2018 Senate Subcommittee Proposes 5.4 Percent Boost to 2019 NIH Budget Feb 12, 2018 White House Proposes 27 Percent Cut in NIH Funding in FY 2019, Then Suggests $9.2B Infusion Apr 20, 2016 Vice President Biden Closes AACR Meeting With Discussion of Cooperation, Incentives in Research Dec 16, 2015 Congress Reaches Agreement on Budget to Boost NIH Funding by $2B Oct 7, 2015 Francis Collins Warns Of 'Devastating' Effect of Budget Crisis on NIH-Funded Research Feb 2, 2015 President Obama Calls for $1B Increase in NIH Funding in 2016 Budget Dec 10, 2014 Congress Proposes $30.3B in 2015 Funding for NIH Nov 12, 2014 House Members Urge Restoration of NIH Funding to Pre-Sequestration Levels Oct 18, 2013 NIH, Government Back at Work, but Deal Creates New Budget Deadline Sep 30, 2013 NIH, HHS Prepare as Government Shutdown Looms Apr 11, 2013 Obama's Budget Proposal Includes NIH Funding Bump, Supports Long-term Plan at NHGRI Apr 9, 2013 Frustrated with Federal Funding Cuts, Researchers Rally in DC Mar 25, 2013 Canada's Budget Seeks C$165M for Genome Canada Mar 22, 2013 Congress Passes 2013 Budget with Small Uptick in NIH Funding, But Sequester Cut Remains Mar 18, 2013 Senate to Tackle Federal Funding; Possible Modest Increases at NIH, NSF Mar 6, 2013 Congress Passes Pandemic Act, Extending Funding for Project Bioshield and BARDA Feb 8, 2013 Sequester Clock Ticks as Uncertainty Grows for Biomedical Research Funding Sep 17, 2012 OMB Sees NIH Sequester Cuts Deeper than Expected Jun 20, 2012 Senate's NIH Budget Aims for Flat Funding for NHGRI, Boost for NCATS Apr 23, 2012 Senate Committee Passes Funding Increases for NSF, NIST Load More Breaking News Dilated Cardiomyopathy Gene Mutations Point to Possible Therapeutic Strategy Ginkgo Bioworks Acquires Massachusetts COVID-19 Testing Firm Mainz Biomed Taps DCN Dx to Aid European Study of Enhanced ColoAlert Assay Parse Biosciences Partners With Research Instruments for Southeast Asia Distribution Thermo Fisher, Oncocyte Ink Development, Comarketing Deal for Cancer IVDs Yourgene Health Enters Three-Year £5M Term Loan Facility The Scan And a Fourth? A fourth dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in an Israeli study increased antibody levels but did not prevent Omicron variant infections, according to the Financial Times. For Better Science Software A virtual institute funded by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt's philanthropy aims to lure software engineers to academia, Science reports. Recommendation Explanations The New York Times writes that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is straining to both make and explain decisions based on limited information. Genome Research Papers on De Novo Mutation Rates, Polyploid Genotyping, Oncogene Epigenomic Translocation In Genome Research this week: de novo mutations rates in hemoglobin subunits, analysis of variant calling methods for polyploid plants, and more.