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Lower House Panels to Begin Deliberations on Japanese NIH-Related Bills

April 1, 2014
Deliberations on two bills related to the creation of a Japanese version of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of the US will kick off at Lower House committee sessions on April 2. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government hopes the…

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By Philip Carrigan

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