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Big Hikes Sought for Life Sciences, IT

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Science  08 Sep 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5485, pp. 1669
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5485.1669a

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TOKYO-- Genomics, information technology, and ocean drilling are the big winners in the proposed 2001 budget for Japan's major science agency. The requests, submitted this week, indicate the government's continued commitment to science and technology despite flat overall spending for the fiscal year beginning next April.