The Practicability of and Necessity for Developing a Large-Scale DNA-Base Sequencing System: Toward the Establishment of International Super DNA-Sequencing Centers

  • Akiyoshi Wada
Conference paper
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 46)


As organizer of the Japanese DNA project, I would like to offer my view on the practicability of and the necessity for establishing a large scale DNA-base-sequencing system. Emphasis is specially placed on the importance of establishing “Super DNA-Sequencing Centers” on an international scale in the United States, Europe, and Japan.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Akiyoshi Wada
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  1. 1.Department of Physics, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan

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