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Genome Institute Wrestles Mightily With Its Future

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Science  29 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5599, pp. 1694-1695
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5599.1694

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WARRENTON, VIRGINIA-- The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is about to finish determining the order of the 3.1 billion bases that make up the human genome. Now, after a year of struggling to craft a new mission for itself, NHGRI unveiled a draft plan for its future at a meeting here last week. The response of the audience was tepid at best.