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Texas's $3 Billion Fund Lures Scientific Heavyweights

Science  27 May 2011:
Vol. 332, Issue 6033, pp. 1019-1020
DOI: 10.1126/science.332.6033.1019

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The state of Texas is reeling in big fish with help from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, approved by voters through a ballot initiative in 2007. The institute, which received $450 million for its first 2 years, expects to announce five "superstar" recruits this year. That comes on top of 18 junior and midcareer scientists brought in over the past 2 years, scores of grants for researchers already in Texas, and a new clinical trials network.