Japan and China Gear Up for 'Postgenome' Research

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Science  05 Oct 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5540, pp. 84
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5540.84

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TOKYO AND BEIJING-- When the human genome project was first conceived in the late 1980s, Japan hoped to play a major role. Funding, however, proved elusive, and the country contributed just 6% to the draft sequence published last February. China managed even less. But now, as the focus moves beyond human sequencing, neither country will be content with a bit part.