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Out of the lab, into the market

Expertise and tech in Japan's research world could be a goldmine if commercialized

PeptiDream's business has grown through industry-academia cooperation.

TOKYO -- "Researcher" has become the most popular future career among Japanese boys for the first time in 15 years, possibly thanks to beefed-up science education at schools and a recent streak of Nobel Prizes won by Japanese scientists, a Daiichi Life Insurance survey has found.

The annual survey targets 1,100 preschool and elementary school children across Japan.

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