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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – President Barack Obama late Friday signed into law a budget agreement that includes a provision boosting funding to the National Institutes of Health in fiscal 2016 to $32 billion — a $2 billion increase over last year and the agency's biggest increase in 12 years.

Unveiled by Congressional leaders early last week, the bipartisan agreement was passed by both the House and Senate earlier on Friday.

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