WASHINGTON--A $2.3 billion budget increase for the US National Institutes of Health that was passed by Congress late last month will include a 25.4 percent boost for the National Human Genome Research Institute in fiscal year 2000. Overall, $337 million of the $17.9 billion NIH budget is earmarked for NHGRI. The amount matches the Senate's proposal, and is $29 million more than the amount proposed by the House, and $62 million more than that proposed by the President.

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