TOKYO, March 21 - Craig Venter, Celera Genomics president and chief scientific officer, suggested Wednesday that Japan would play an increasingly significant role in the post-genomic age and indicated his interest in expanding his company’s presence in the country.

Terming the current phase the Golden Age of Discovery in proteomics, disease prevention, and medical treatment, Venter said that Japan “could end up leading the world in terms of the implementation of new ideas in medicine.”

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