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Japan Readies Huge Increase in Biotech

Science  09 Jul 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5425, pp. 183
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5425.183

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TOKYO-- Japan's political leaders are piecing together a plan that would nearly double the country's current investment in life sciences research over the next 5 years. The multiagency initiative, which would start next spring, is aimed at bolstering the country's biotechnology industry through support for basic science.

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