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NIH chief Elias Zerhouni has a new plan that should be good news for researchers prone to pitching unconventional ideas and those working in interdisciplinary systems biology teams. The NIH Roadmap for Medical Research, to be funded with $2.1 billion over the next five years — $130 million of that in FY 2004 — includes more than two dozen new initiatives under three main themes: New Pathways to Discovery, Research Teams of the Future, and Re-engineering the Clinical Research Enterprise.

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