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Bankruptcy Won't Stop deCODE, Says Its Founder, Stefánsson

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Science  27 Nov 2009:
Vol. 326, Issue 5957, pp. 1172
DOI: 10.1126/science.326.5957.1172-a

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When the Icelandic company deCODE genetics Inc. filed for bankruptcy last week, many observers saw it as a bleak illustration of how hard it is to profit from research on the human genome. But deCODE and its flamboyant leader, Kari Stefánsson, aren't going away just yet. The company will continue operations with a loan from a potential buyer. And Stefánsson says he hopes to stay on as leader of deCODE's hunt for disease-causing genes.