NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Although none of the $10.4 billion in National Institutes of Health funding from the $787 billion stimulus package was marked to go to the two small business research funding efforts that NIH is supposed to fund, small businesses are invited to apply for funding through the $200 million the institutes have set aside for the new Challenge Grants program.

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