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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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Scientists and administrators at the National Institutes of Health and other federal science funding agencies returned to work yesterday after Congress agreed to end a government shutdown, but the near future holds uncertainties for US science funding.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – With the two houses of the US Congress failing to reach a budget deal and inching the federal government closer to a likely shutdown, agencies are scrambling to prepare and notifying employees of furloughs.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The federal budget for fiscal year 2014 that the Obama Administration released yesterday includes a request for $31.3 billion to fund the National Institutes of Health, which would be an increase of 1.5 percent over the budget it received in FY 2012, the last year the

WASHINGTON (GenomeWeb News) – Thousands of supporters of biomedical research, including scientists, patient advocates, and disease survivors took to the street in Washington, DC, on Monday to pressure Congress to restore funding for the National Institutes of Health that has been lost through the

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genome Canada is poised to receive C$165 million (US$161 million) over the next three years to fund its genomics and life sciences research programs and to execute its long-term strategies, under the Department of Finance's new budget plan.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Senate and House of Representatives over the last two days passed a budget plan to fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year that includes a $71 million increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Senate this week plans to work on federal funding bills for the remainder of this year and for Fiscal Year 2014, including consideration of a plan that would provide an additional $71 million for the National Institutes of Health over the next six months.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US House of Representatives and the Senate have passed the Pandemic All Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013, which will provide several billion dollars for development and stockpiling of medical countermeasures (MCMs) for chemical, biological, radiolog

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CBS This Morning highlights recent Medicare fraud involving offers of genetic testing.

Researchers find that many cancer drugs in development don't work quite how their developers thought they did, as Discover's D-brief blog reports.

Mariya Gabriel, a Bulgarian politician, is to be the next European Union research commissioner, according to Science.

In Science this week: a survey indicates that US adults are more likely to support the agricultural use of gene drives if they target non-native species and if they are limited, and more.