GERMANY HAS taken a leading role in Europe’s genomics industry, and going forward the country’s contribution promises to grow. Market watchers expect some $200 million in public funds to be made available in the near future, demonstrating Germany’s commitment to staying at the forefront of innovative medical and scientific research.

All of this underscores one fundamental shift in the German mindset: People are no longer afraid of genomic and biomedical research.

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