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Jeremy Berg: An Independent Scientist Departs NIH's Ranks

Science  29 Apr 2011:
Vol. 332, Issue 6029, pp. 533
DOI: 10.1126/science.332.6029.533

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Last December, as a member of a high-level advisory board, Jeremy Berg, director of the $2 billion National Institute of General Medical Sciences, cast the only vote against creating a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) institute to bolster drug development. Berg's concern: Forming the new institute would likely mean dissolving another NIH center that's treasured by biomedical researchers. Berg's ongoing battle to defend NIH's National Center for Research Resources, which provides resources like large instruments and animal models, has burnished his image among many scientists who were already fans.