Dietrich Stephan, of Navigenics and TGen fame, is planning a personalized medicine research institute, reports the Baltimore Business Journal. The $245 million institute will house approximately 500 scientists. Stephan is seeking funding from federal, state, and local levels as well as from universities, nonprofits, and charities, says the Journal.

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