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[World Report] Profile: Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

The Institut Pasteur may not exactly be reinventing itself, but it obviously has had to change its modus vivendi radically in the 128 years since it was inaugurated. Not that founder Louis Pasteur would probably be displeased with the direction it is taking. “Adopt a critical mind”, he said in his inaugural speech on Nov 14, 1888. “By itself, it can neither encourage ideas nor stimulate anything great. But without it, everything is useless. It always has the last word.