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New Institute Aims to Put the Genome in the Doctor's Bag

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Science  20 Jun 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5627, pp. 1856-1857
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5627.1856

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Backed by a billionaire entrepreneur and two prestigious universities, a team of scientists is preparing to take a big leap beyond the human genome. This week, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University will unveil plans for a new institute designed to transform genetic research into clinical medicine.