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Wellcome Seeks New Home for Business Park

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Science  17 Sep 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5435, pp. 1830-1831
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5435.1830

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After being refused planning permission by the local council to build facilities in which biotech companies would rub shoulders with researchers at its Genome Campus, Britain's Wellcome Trust is looking for an alternative venue. And, to the consternation of the U.K. biotech industry, the trust will consider sites overseas, which trust director Mike Dexter says is not an empty threat. That possibility has touched off a furor.