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How Genome Research Rose to the Top

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Science  05 Dec 1997:
Vol. 278, Issue 5344, pp. 1701
DOI: 10.1126/science.278.5344.1701

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How did genome-related work get earmarked for a doubling at a time when Japan's national finances are in dire shape? The big increase reflects a confluence of factors, notably a growing public understanding of the value of genome work and a feeling that, after a long wait, it was genome researchers' turn.