Physicist Sues Duke Over Control of Lab

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Science  21 Nov 1997:
Vol. 278, Issue 5342, pp. 1393
DOI: 10.1126/science.278.5342.1393a

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A federal court in North Carolina may soon have to answer a question that has vexed more than one big science project: Who calls the shots if the person who conceived the project has a falling-out with the university that oversees it? That issue has come up this fall at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where a scientist has sued to retain control of the Medical Free Electron Laser laboratory, a project that has received more than $40 million in federal funds.