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What Lies Behind the Curtain at HGS?

Executive Summary

With Human Genome Sciences freed from obligations to share its genomics data exclusively with the 6-company human gene therapeutic consortium, HGS is set to look for its own new product-oriented alliances. But the 8-year-old company and its consortium have yielded only four compounds in clinical trials. HGS CEO William Haseltine says that the company can leverage its tremendous assets to strike potentially rich deals. The key question is how many human therapeutic proteins remain to be uncovered.

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