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Schumer, Clinton Secures $5.25 Million for Bioinformatics Center

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$5.25 million would head to SUNY Buffalo to support its revolutionary Center for Bioinformatics

US Senators Charles Schumer and Hillary Clinton today announced that Congress passed theFY2005 Omnibus Appropriations bill which included $5.25 million for the State University of Buffalo's Center for Bioinformatics. The funding includes $500,000 in the Labor Health and Human Services Appropriations section of the bill, $750,000 in the Energy/Water Appropriations section of the bill, and $4 million in the NASA Appropriations section of the bill. The bill now heads to the President for his signature.

"This money do will great things for Buffalo's economy while supporting major advances that will improve the lives of Americans," said Schumer. "This funding for Bioinformatics will help the university in its drive to develop a state-of-the-art research center. We've been fighting tooth and nail to bring federal money home for Bioinformatics and the money couldn't come at a better time."

"The Center for Excellence continues to make great discoveries and develop new technologies, moving from strength to strength and putting Buffalo at the forefront of scientific research. I am pleased that we can continue to support the Center and everything that it means for Buffalo's future," Senator Clinton said.

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