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Pharma Giant Creates Genomics Institute

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Science  10 Apr 1998:
Vol. 280, Issue 5361, pp. 193
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5361.193a

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On 8 April, Novartis Pharma of Basel, Switzerland, announced that it is committing $250 million to create its own research institute, the Novartis Institute for Functional Genomics, to be based in La Jolla, California. The institute, which should be up and running in 2 years and will be home to some 100 researchers, will combine under one roof the various kinds of expertise it takes to perform studies of gene function on a large scale.