NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A key US Senate subcommittee yesterday approved a spending bill for fiscal 2013 that would provide $30.7 billion to the National Institutes of Health, a marginal increase of around $100 million compared with the funding for the current fiscal year.

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