Bioinformatics Commercialization Grows, Bringing Culture Clash for Researchers | GenomeWeb

BALTIMORE--When the US Department of Energy terminated funding for the human genome database project at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine here last month, Stan Letovsky, the database's director, was forced to confront a difficult but increasingly common choice for bioinformatics professionals: whether to stay in the public sector or join the growing exodus of colleagues who have traded government and university labs for private industry.

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