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A House of Lords committee wants a new white paper, a bioinformatics institute, and many other moves to adopt genomic medicine. Meanwhile, the new government eyes the budget deficit.

The director described for a House Appropriations subcommittee NIH's plans for the $32.2 billion budget, including genomics-related research. He also called the stimulus bill "a wonderful investment."

The Canadian non-profit agency will use its funding for new innovation centers, and to support forestry, environmental, health, and other competitive research grants.

The bill would give NSF $8.2 billion for fiscal-year 2011, compared to the $7.4 billion the White House asked for in its budget proposal for next year. It also includes a public-private research program, and a pilot prize research plan.

DOE's Biology programs in 2011 would land $322 million for a range of energy-related 'omics and other studies.

After spending $4.6 billion in 2009 in stimulus funding for scientific research, NIH still has much left in the bank for infrastructure, research, and facilities.

The genomics funding organization would receive the funds for its centers and for forestry and environmental research.

The increased funds in President Obama's 2011 budget proposal will keep NHGRI and NCI's funding above or around biomedical inflation.

Obama sees a need to "sacrifice some worthy priorities," as efforts to restrain deficits could potentially impact post-stimulus science spending.


Retraction Watch reports that a paper was pulled because it refers to a gene that doesn't exist in mice.

Researchers were able to generate fertilized northern white rhinoceros eggs, according to Mashable.

Former Orig3n employees raise concerns about its testing at Bloomberg Businessweek.

In PLOS this week: microRNA expression changes in hepatocellular carcinoma, real-time PCR-based approach for diagnosing schistosomiasis, and more.