The US Senate voted two amendments into the current version of the 2009 budget blueprint yesterday that increase NIH funding by $2.1 billion. This increase in addition to the $950 million the House voted into the resolution last week, bringing the grand total to $3 billion in additional funding. These increases to the $29.5 billion that the White House linkurl:proposed; on February fourth, would bring NIH funding in line with inflation rates, according to linkurl:__GenomeWeb Daily News.__; Hat tip to linkurl:__The Chronicle of Higher Education__.;

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