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Aerospace billionaire McDonnells pledge $25 million to Washington University's Genome Institute for sequencing research to cure disease.

"To continue its pioneering advances in the prevention and treatment of disease, civic leaders James S. McDonnell III and his wife, Elizabeth Hall McDonnell, have endowed the Genome Institute with $25 million.... It’s the Genome Institute’s first big private donation, said director Rick Wilson, critical in helping researchers continue to lead the way in sifting through the unfathomable amount of genetic data needed to make discoveries." -- Michele Munz, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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