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The bill would amend US Code to keep the federal government from imposing terms or conditions regarding licenses or rights based on certain federal funding conditions.

Funding from the National Institutes of Health for all proteomics-related research shrank by almost 3 percent in fiscal 2008, according to an analysis of NIH data by GWDN sister publication ProteoMonitor.

Funding Update for Feb 5, 2009

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Top 20 NIH grants awarded for proteomics projects in FY 2008.

The institute wants researchers, industry, and others to advise on the direction of the Early Detection Research Network.

Snippets: Feb 4, 2009

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National Institutes of Health, Genomic Health, Decode Genetics, Myriad Genetics, Exact Sciences, and more …

Saying health research sparks stimulus, Senators Harkin and Specter add $6.5 billion to the Senate's bill.

On top of infrastructure funds, Senator Specter is expected to ask for five times more for research from the economic recovery act.

Illumina's FY 2008 revenues also jumped 56 percent on strong product sales.

Sequencing will likely become more decentralized in the future, and new sequencing technologies and lower costs will continue to drive new research applications, according to NHGRI officials.

Funding Update: Feb 3, 2009

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Sequencing-Related NIH Grants, Nov. 4, 2008 — Feb. 2, 2009

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NPR reports that many USDA researchers working at the two agencies that are relocating to the Kansas City area are declining to go.

Genetic genealogy has helped exonerate a man who has been jailed for 20 years, Agence France Presse reports.

A new report says genetically modified food might be necessary to be able to feed a planet of nearly 10 billion people, Bloomberg says.

In Nature this week: new RNA editing approach called LEAPER, draft assembly of Musa balbisiana banana genome, and more.