Europe's Cold Spring Harbor

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Science  26 Jun 1998:
Vol. 280, Issue 5372, pp. 2043-2044
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5372.2043b

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HINXTON, U.K.-- Last week, about 300 scientists gathered here for a symposium to mark the completion of the Wellcome Trust's transformation of an elegant 18th century country house and surrounding parkland into the hub of the U.K.'s genome research effort. The new $22 million conference center, in which the symposium was held, aims to provide a venue for cross-fertilization between visiting scientists and the handful of labs on the site: the trust's gene sequencing facility, known as the Sanger Centre; the European Bioinformatics Institute, an outstation of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory; and the U.K. Medical Research Council's Human Genome Mapping Programme Resource Centre.