NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of General Medical Sciences said yesterday that it does not plan to renew the Protein Structure Initiative in its present form, as a large-scale initiative with a distinct set-aside budget, after the program completes its current five-year phase in 2015.

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