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TIGR Builds a Bigger Den

NEW YORK, Aug. 15 - The Institute for Genomic Research this week broke ground on a new four-story, 120,000-square-foot building that will double its research and office space.


The new building will house labs, offices, and a top-flight computer center, the institute said in a statement. It will provide a home for new TIGR staff as well as for Craig Venter's three new nonprofit ventures: the Institute for Biological Energy Alternatives, the TIGR Center for the Advancement of Genomics, and the J. Craig Venter Science Foundation.


Designed by the Leo A. Daly architecture firm, the center will be the fifth building on TIGR's Rockville, Md., campus. It is scheduled to be finished by the fall of 2003.


Separately today, Venter said that TIGR and his three institutes will be jointly retrofitting a 40,000-square-foot building in the Rockville area in order to ramp up sequencing capacities.

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