WASHINGTON--The budget for the US National Institutes of Health, which includes the US National Human Genome Research Institute, has been advancing through early steps of the approval process in both the House and Senate. The Senate appropriations bill includes a 15.5 percent increase for NIH overall. A 14.9 percent increase for NHGRI would bring its total budget to $385.9 million.

 

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