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Bill Gates Plans a Hit List, With NIH's Help

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Science  31 Jan 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5607, pp. 641
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5607.641b

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Last Sunday, software tycoon Bill Gates announced that his philanthropic organization will spend $200 million on research into the diseases that plague developing countries, in a process that he hopes will entice other research organizations to take up the cause. The U.S. National Institutes of Health is a partner in the plan.