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The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda is one of the largest employers in Montgomery County. It's so big, it has its own Metro stop. County lawmakers are now reviewing planning and zoning changes that would allow a science-focused development on a similar scale in an area west of Gaithersburg - - anchored by Johns Hopkins University. But the nearest Metro stop is four miles away.

Matt Bush reports on how residents, politicians, planners and the school are battling over what some are calling an impending traffic nightmare....

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