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Brazil Network Sees the Light

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Science  31 Aug 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5535, pp. 1578
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5535.1578

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL-- Brazil is betting that a new structural biology network linked to the only synchrotron in the Southern Hemisphere will be enough to give it a toehold in the expanding and already crowded field of functional genomics. Earlier this month, prominent scientists from around the world gathered outside São Paulo to tour the facility and learn more about the network. But they warned government officials that the road ahead will be difficult.