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Gates Foundation on Big Funding Spree

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Science  11 Aug 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5481, pp. 845
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5481.845a

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation dished up $200 million in grants for scientists in various fields late last month, including research into malaria and tuberculosis. The foundation kicked off its spending spree in mid-July at the XIII International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, by announcing several AIDS/HIV-related grants totaling $90 million.