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Web Date: May 27, 2008

HHMI Introduces New Batch Of Investigators

Five chemists are among those for whom institute will spend up to $600 million
Department: ACS News

On May 27, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute named 56 researchers???including five chemists???as the latest crop of HHMI investigators. The nonprofit biomedical research organization says it will invest more than $600 million in their work in an effort to free the scientists to "tackle their most ambitious, risky research plans."

HHMI President Thomas R. Cech notes that the researchers "are poised to advance scientific knowledge dramatically in the coming years, and . . .

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