The seconds tick off, one by one, marking the time until the next 100 years roll around--the year 2087. The clock, a blue metal box containing 10 glowing red digits that measure about one inch high, has been programmed to count down until the second NIH 100 year mark has been reached. Dr. James B. Wynngaarden, NIH director, started the clock at the Centennial Commemorative ceremony, Oct. 16, officially opening NIH 's second century.
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