NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Bipartisan leadership from the House and Senate yesterday announced support for the 21st Century Cures Act and expressed a commitment to signing the sweeping biomedical research funding bill into law before the end of the year, despite ongoing challenges the legislation has faced.

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