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Yale Virus Collection Needs a Home

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Science  12 Dec 1997:
Vol. 278, Issue 5345, pp. 1878
DOI: 10.1126/science.278.5345.1878

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Yale University's School of Public Health is looking for a new home for its monumental reference collection of insect-borne viruses. The decades-old Yale arbovirus collection was split in 1994, when two senior staffers left for the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and took a duplicate set of samples with them. Now U.S. Army funding for the original collection has ended, all the university's arbovirus experts have left, and Yale is looking for any takers for the collection.