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 reduction, according to the most recent analysis from the White House.

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