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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.

The budget calls for an end to sequestration cuts and also seeks to provide the FDA with a 9 percent increase in funding to $4.9 billion.

The 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill requests a $150 million increase in funding to NIH for the current fiscal year, which began on Oct. 1. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – More than 100 members of the US House of Representatives have signed off on a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) urging them to restore funding to the National Institutes of Health to pre-sequester levels.


The Associated Press reports that a state board in Texas has asked ANDE, a maker of rapid DNA machines, to halt its work there.

James Wyngaarden, the former director of the US National Institutes of Health, has died at 94, according to Duke University School of Medicine.

Researchers find that a 30-year-old skull comes from a narwhal-beluga hybrid, according to Science News.

In Nature this week: study of value diversity in GWAS, Epstein-Barr virus subtypes linked to nasopharyngeal carcinoma risk, and more.