Appearing before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education, and Related Agencies, US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says that the agency's budget request for fiscal year 2016 will enable it to support an increased number of investigator-initiated research projects as well as its BRAIN and Precision Medicine initiatives.

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