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Science  18 Sep 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5384, pp. 1779
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5384.1779a

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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, best known for picking elite researchers and providing them with generous funding, announced this week that it is making a huge investment in the next generation of potential Hughes investigators. It will provide the largest grant in U.S. history to support undergraduate education in biology: $91.1 million to 58 universities.