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The NIH sees its biggest boost in 12 years, and other public health initiatives benefit, too.
In its annual report, TFAH said there are still major gaps and funding needed to battle new threats.
The analysis is a key part of a federal review of controversial studies on H5N1 and other pathogens.
Recommendations include executive-level management that spells out a national plan, pulls together a policy council, and unifies the biodefense budget.
The NSABB plans to release final recommendations in spring 2016.
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