Gloucester is Boston Globe 2017 Game Changer: where will the Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute establish headquarters?

The Boston Globe named Gloucester to the 2017 Game Changers list!  “Bright ideas and breakthroughs, inventions and innovations, people and places making waves in the Boston area.”  This story was in a Boston Globe real estate section because the Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute “recently received $2.7 million in state capital funding for its waterfront marine genomics research laboratory, which could be leased soon and occupied by next year, says executive director Chris Munkholm.”

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In 2014 another Boston Globe article by Billy Baker “Gloucester looks to balance fishing with tourism” and this one from 2011 by Derrick Jackson Gloucester 2.0

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