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Senate Panel Adds 16% to Complete Doubling

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Science  26 Jul 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5581, pp. 493
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5581.493a

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The last leg of the biomedical community's campaign to double the budget of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) over 5 years got a boost last week from a key Senate spending panel. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved $27.2 billion for NIH for the year beginning 1 October, a 16% increase over 2002 and twice the agency's 1998 level.