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Hughes to Build Own Tech Research Center

Science  02 Feb 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5505, pp. 803
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5505.803

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Best known as a virtual institute, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) of Chevy Chase, Maryland, will soon make a vast expansion in bricks and mortar. The heavyweight biomedical organization this week announced it will spend $500 million over 10 years on a suburban research center that will develop cutting-edge bioinformatics, imaging, and other tools. It will also serve as an incubator for visiting scientists--even those who aren't HHMI investigators.