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Science  22 Nov 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5291, pp. 1292-1295
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5291.1292


London and Manchester, U.K.—Britain's Wellcome Trust is a funding agency run by researchers. It made a killing on the stock market and is now the world's wealthiest biomedical research charity. Its annual grant total nearly eclipses the U.K. government's own biomedical funding agency, and this powerful position is making the country's funding scene increasingly complex.