NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US House of Representatives last night voted overwhelmingly in favor of the 21st Century Cures Act, approving the sweeping biomedical research funding legislation by a vote of 392 to 26.

The Senate is set to vote on the bill next week.

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