By Matt Jones

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – As members of the US Senate subcommittee that sets funding for the National Institutes of Health yesterday lamented the White House's plan for a flat budget at NIH, they also acknowledged that a more serious budget threat looms — a large cut that would be caused by a potential forced sequestration next year.

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