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The State

Gifts of $12 million from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation and $17 million from the Howard Hughes Medical Research Institute have cleared the way for construction of Stanford University’s new Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine, university President Donald Kennedy announced. The center, in the planning stage for two years, will be involved in development of vaccines for a variety of diseases, cancer research and bone marrow transplantation. Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Paul Berg said it will “create a focus at which first-rank science and first-rank medicine will be side by side.”


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