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Brouhaha at the Broad

Here at GTO, there's nothing that gets us more uppity than a Big Secret.

Something big is coming from the Broad Institute (click here for the ambiguous advance notice to the press). At a place where $200 million gifts get mostly a press release, we've been stewing over what it takes to bring together Eric Lander, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Eli and Edythe Broad, David Baltimore, and the presidents of Harvard and MIT for a joint announcement.



The Scan

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