CLAREMONT, Calif.--Earlier this month the Claremont College Consortium here received a $50 million grant from the WM Keck Foundation that will be used to found the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences, the first graduate school dedicated to integrating natural science and engineering education. Bioinformatics will be one of the disciplines featured at the school, which will accept its first students in 1999. The institute has the distinctive mission of providing scientists who are schooled in the pragmatic needs of industry.

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