Building for Breakthroughs


By Meredith W. Salisbury

A Democrat was president, Harold Varmus was director of NIH, and InforMax, reveling in its success, had just doubled its staff. It was the very late ’90s, and it was becoming obvious even to skeptics that the human genome would in fact be fully sequenced in a matter of a year or two. For folks at the National Human Genome Research Institute, that meant the beginning of a new worry — what would come next?

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