Conflict with Local Authority Forces Wellcome Trust to Scale Back Plans | GenomeWeb

PARIS, Oct 10 – The Wellcome Trust is scaling back its plans for a new genomics center and seeking new methods of financing after its blueprint for a 40,000 square meter campus was nixed by the UK’s Secretary of State for the Department of the Environment, Transport and Regions.

The Secretary of State overruled the Wellcome Trust’s plans to build an industrial genomics center due to fears that such a large facility in the village of Hinxton, Cambridgeshire would result in a large influx of new residents and commercial traffic.

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