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First House Vote Good for NIH Budget

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Science  12 Oct 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5541, pp. 279-281
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5541.279b

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Congress last week took the first step toward finalizing a 2002 budget for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) when a House subcommittee approved a 12%, $2.5 billion increase, to $22.5 billion, for core research programs. The panel also urged NIH to forge ahead with controversial human stem cell research, rebuffed a White House proposal to trim spending at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and boosted antibioterrorism budgets.