Japan to increase funds for human genome research
This article was originally published in Clinica
Japan is to spend a further ¥ trillion ($15 billion) on genome-related research over the next five years. It aims to decode 30% of human gene sequences by 2001. It will focus on analysing the human genome and creating a database of single-nucleotide polymorphisms, which may lead to new drug and diagnostic techniques, according to a report in the July 29 issue of Nature.