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As of January, George Weinstock has become a professor of genetics at Washington University in St. Louis, as well as associate director of its Genome Sequencing Center. Formerly, Weinstock was a professor at Baylor College of Medicine, and co-director of its Human Genome Sequencing Center.

Florida promised $80 million to the University of Miami's Institute for Human Genomics. The institute, which opened in November, started with an initial $37 million in federal funds and an undisclosed amount from the university's medical school.

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