This article has been updated to include additional information about President Obama's proposed budget related to research funding.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a $3.6 trillion budget delivered to Congress today, the Obama Administration has requested increased funding for all of the major agencies that conduct research, including a 1.5 percent increase for the National Institutes of Health, for Fiscal Year 2010.

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