News of the WeekHARVARD DISAPPEARANCE

Lab's Fate Uncertain As Search Continues

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Science  14 Dec 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5550, pp. 2265-2266
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5550.2265a

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As president of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Tom Cech has posted a $15,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the baffling disappearance of his longtime scientific colleague Don Wiley, whose rental car was found at 4 a.m. on 16 November on a 2.9-kilometer-long bridge across the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee. But Cech is also burdened with the knowledge that soon he may have to terminate funding of the HHMI investigator, a step that will disrupt the lives of some two dozen young scientists in Wiley's lab.