News FocusSWEDISH BIOSCIENCE

Working Sweden's Population Gold Mine

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Science  28 Sep 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5539, pp. 2375
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5539.2375

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One of Hans Wigzell's boldest scientific moves as head of the Karolinska Institute was to encourage a bright Swedish star in cancer epidemiology to uproot his entire department at Uppsala University and move to Stockholm. Since making the switch in 1997, Hans-Olov Adami's team has grown from 40 to 150, consolidating its position among the top epidemiology departments in the world.