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A Cold Spring Harbor Rises in Rebuilt Berlin-Buch

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Science  15 Oct 1999:
Vol. 286, Issue 5439, pp. 393
DOI: 10.1126/science.286.5439.393

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In this once-sleepy area of northeast Berlin, where some of the foundations of molecular genetics were laid in the 1930s, Detlev Ganten and his colleagues at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) are nurturing a new scientific culture. Ganten wants to turn the MDC--the first of three national research centers to be established in the former East Germany--into a German equivalent of America's Cold Spring Harbor laboratory, combining genetic research with clinical studies.