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Alzheimer's Maverick Moves to Industry

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Science  27 Jun 1997:
Vol. 276, Issue 5321, pp. 1962
DOI: 10.1126/science.276.5321.1962

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Since 1994, the British drug company Glaxo Wellcome has been buying bits and pieces of U.S. biotech firms as part of a push into genetics. On 17 June, the company announced a surprising choice to direct its $47 million genetics empire: Allen Roses of Duke University, a prominent neuroscientist and controversial Alzheimer's disease researcher.