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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

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The bill to fund the National Institutes of Health next year that the Senate Appropriations Committee passed last week would keep funding for the National Human Genome Research Institute flat compared with this fiscal year, at $512.9 million in 2013 compared with $512.

With the signing of a large spending bill late last week, the Obama Administration has enacted a budget for this fiscal year that includes a 1 percent funding increase for the National Institutes of Health.

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