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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.

The US Senate yesterday passed a bill that will expand and extend for another six years the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer programs.

A dozen Congressional leaders tasked with striking a bipartisan agreement to cut the federal deficit said yesterday that they have failed to reach a deal, and that failure would now trigger a plan that would, if enacted, cut research funding across the government by nearly 8 percent.

Investment bank Jefferies today issued a report saying the budgets of the largest Western European Union funding sources for government-backed research could increase by 5 percent in 2012.

The US Senate's key panel responsible for setting government funding levels yesterday passed a plan that would trim the budget at the National Institutes of Health next year by around .6 percent to $30.5 billion

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter


NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A Senate committee last week passed a bill that would give the US Food and Drug Administration a $50 million increase for fiscal-year 2012 from its FY 2011 funding levels.

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A new analysis founds that nearly half the late-stage clinical trials sponsored by a US National Cancer Institute program influence patient care.

The owner of the GEDmatch website tells CBS12 he is considering charging law enforcement a fee to use the site.

Technology Review reports that sickle cell patients are optimistic about gene editing to treat their disease, but are worried about how available it will be.

In Nature this week: babies born by caesarean section are more likely to have altered gut microbiota profiles, and more.