NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Duke University has completed a review of its Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy and school faculty and the administration are deliberating about the IGSP's future, a spokesperson for Duke told GenomeWeb Daily News today.

The statement from Duke's VP for Public Affairs and Government Relations Michael Schoenfeld came in response to questions about a recent item on a blog that the institute will be disbanded next year.

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