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A Low-Stress Scheme for Overhauling NIH's Structure

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Science  01 Aug 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5633, pp. 574-575
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5633.574

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A review panel recommended this week that some of the 27 institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) should be merged into others--including the genome institute, given that its main job is done. The report also calls for more multi-institute initiatives at NIH and limits on the terms of directors.