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By Alex Philippidis

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Jackson Laboratory is balking at a Florida lawmaker's proposal that it spend $330 million of its own money, in addition to the $120 million private fundraising campaign it envisions, toward its planned development of a third campus near Naples — in return for receiving hundreds of millions in incentive dollars from the State of Florida and the county where the facility would be built.

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