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After eight years at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Thomas Cech is stepping down. While Cech led HHMI, its endownment grew by 60 percent and it established its own research campus, Janelia Farm. Cech will be returning to his lab at the University of Colorado, Boulder, to continue his work into telomerase.

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