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Michigan Plans Massive Investment in Biotech

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Science  23 Jul 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5427, pp. 502-503
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5427.502b

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In what may be the largest windfall for research from a state tobacco settlement so far, Michigan Governor John Engler this week signed a bill allocating a stunning $1 billion over the next 20 years for a competitive biotechnology research fund for his state's scientists. The fund, to focus on aging and health, may be spent on a range of programs, from research grants for diabetes to building new bioinformatics databases.