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Two advocacy groups argued in a new report for changes to how the US National Institutes of Health is funded.

The 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill requests a $150 million increase in funding to NIH for the current fiscal year, which began on Oct. 1. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The 2015 federal budget proposal that the Obama Administration released today seeks a marginal increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health — an increase of nearly one percent — to $30.36 billion from $30.15 billion in FY 2014, according to the US Departme

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Advocates for federal spending on biomedical research want to put a face on the pain inflicted by the long-term budget cuts and the recent sequestration that have struck the National Institutes of Health.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US investment in the Human Genome Project and the ensuing federal funding for genome science has reaped massive economic benefits, with nearly a trillion dollars having been returned on these investments, according to a new study from the R&D analysis organizat

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A key US Senate subcommittee yesterday approved a spending bill for fiscal 2013 that would provide $30.7 billion to the National Institutes of Health, a marginal increase of around $100 million compared with the funding for the current fiscal year.

NIH funded 487,900 jobs in 2010 and generated $68 billion in economic activity, a coalition of public and private partners said in a new report.

Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.