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Rubin to Head Hughes Institute's New 'Farm'

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Science  09 May 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5621, pp. 879
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5621.879a

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Aiming to create a new hothouse for basic biology, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) broke ground this week on a $500 million complex in Loudoun County, Virginia, called the Janelia Farm Research Campus. The newly named director, fruit fly genomics researcher Gerald Rubin of HHMI, describes the project as "a great experiment in the sociology of science, starting from a blank slate."