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Obama said that the US is in danger of slipping from its lead spot in science innovation and called for "a historic investment" in research and education that would fuel innovation as the GI Bill did a half-century ago.

While kicking off an overhaul of healthcare, the 2010 budget also proposes doubling cancer funding and increasing NSF research funds.

In the wake of the stimulus boost, the omnibus bill kicks off 2009 funding talks as the 2010 process is about to get underway.

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Richard Smith is one PI who asks his postdocs to check their egos at the door for the benefit of the group, but the time they spend in his lab guarantees to benefit them all as individuals.

The $3 million Stem Cell Commercialization Facility will open in June within 2,508 square feet of TechOne, the 100,000-square-foot first building of up to three that are planned to comprise the tech park, called TechTown.

The final version of the $787 billion economic stimulus act contains $10 billion in funding for the National Institutes of Health, as well as billions of dollars of funding for other science funding agencies.

The House passed the bill and the Senate is expected to vote today or tonight. The package includes $10B for NIH, $19B for Health IT, and other science funding.

The legislation would protect companies that either base their corporate headquarters in Georgia, employ over 200 workers in manufacturing or research and development in the state, or have their principal place of research and development in Georgia.

An SGI Altix system installed at the National Cancer Institute marks the only new life science system to join the most recent ranking of the 500 most powerful supercomputers in the world based on the Linpack benchmark.

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GenomeWeb reports that Veritas Genetics is suspending its US operations.

A Brazilian-led team of researchers reports it has generated a sugarcane genome assembly that encompasses more than 99 percent of its genome.

Certain plasma proteins could be used to gauge a person's age and whether they are aging well, according to HealthDay News.

In Science this week: approach to measure microRNA targeting efficiency, strategy to conduct high-throughput chemical screens at single-cell resolution, and more.