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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

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The protracted fight between the White House and Republican members of the House and Senate over the federal budget sequestration plan may be entering its late rounds — as the Obama administration and House leaders have recently proposed plans for either delaying or sc

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – If the US Congress is unable to reach an agreement that gains the approval of President Barack Obama to avoid deep and wide federal budget cuts that are scheduled to take effect in January 2013, the National Institutes of Health will face an 8.2 percent budget reductio

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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.