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15 New Projects Bolster Basic Research

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Science  18 Dec 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5397, pp. 2171
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5397.2171

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  • Ranked research.

    Life and information sciences lead the way in new basic research program.

    CHINA'S TOP PROJECTS*
    Life sciences
    (1) Create and maintain system to study “disease” genes
    (8) Strengthen search for new treatments against major diseases
    (13) Basic research on formation and growth of tumors
    Information science
    (2) Applied theory and high-performance software in information technology
    (3) Graphic, phonetic, and natural language comprehension and cognition
    (3) Mathematical mechanization and automated reasoning platform
    Agriculture
    (5) Mechanisms of photosynthesis and its application to agriculture
    (13) Development and application of core collections of crop germplasm
    Resources and the environment
    (6) Mechanisms and forecasting of strong continental earthquakes
    (6) Basic research on rare-earth materials
    (8) Formation and evolution of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and its impact on the environment and resources
    (10) Improved forecasting of major climatological and meteorological disasters
    Energy resources
    (10) Hazard prevention at China's major power systems
    New materials
    (10) Mechanisms, structure, and preparation of functional crystal materials
    (15) Basic research on a new generation of steelmaking
    • * RANKINGS BASED ON VOTING BY REVIEWERS, INCLUDING TIES.

    • SOURCE: STATE COUNCIL OF CHINA

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