NEW YORK, May 18 - Representatives from over 40 pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and computer hardware companies met this week in Boston to discuss organizing a public and private consortium to build a repository for full-length cDNA clones, said Joshua LaBaer, the director of the Institute of Proteomics at Harvard Medical School.

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