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NIH funding had gone through years of erosion before the sequestration took effect this year. Many researchers are fearful of further and sustained cuts, as the political climate in the US continues to hamper the budget-making process.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – When Nicholas Navin's R01 grant to use single-cell sequencing to study tumor evolution in breast cancer was first funded in 2012, it was funded at 83 percent of the requested budget.

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) – 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 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) – The National Institutes of Health posted a notice on its website yesterday commenting on its funding under a continuing resolution signed by President Obama in late September.

This article was originally posted on Sept. 13.

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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