CAMBRIDGE, UK, April 5 – The director of the Wellcome Trust has threatened to halt funding for the building of new research centers and said he would call on Britain’s next government to increase state funding for science.

“The medical research charities were not established to invest in equipment or bricks and mortar, but that is exactly what the lack of state funding has led us to do in recent years,” said Mark Dexter, head of the Wellcome Trust, which funded one-third of the Human Genome Project.

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