NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Harvard University will "pause" construction of its $1 billion Allston Science Complex in Boston next spring upon completion of the current phase, President Drew Gilpin Faust announced in a letter this week to the university and Allston communities.

The action delays the university's plans to move its Harvard Stem Cell Institute, the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, and a new department of stem cell and regenerative biology, to the new science center.

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