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'Cures' $10bn NIH boost: nice wish, no granting power

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The lawmakers behind the 21st Century Cures initiative waited until the day before a House Energy & Commerce hearing on the topic to unveil their revised version of a draft legislative package, which quickly grabbed attention by calling for a $10bn funding boost over the next five fiscal years for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – the thought of which could do nothing but have the agency's chief overjoyed.

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