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Microbial Status and Genetic Evaluation of Mice and Rats: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1999 US/JAPAN CONFERENCE
at the National Academy of Sciences, where the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research has been our host. I sincerely hope that we will continue having these meetings and will expand our discussion topics in the future. Since 1980, this meeting has been held only in the United States. For the US/Japan Science and Technology Cooperative Program to pursue the mutual benefit for which it was established, I believe that some future meetings should be held in Japan or, if Japan is not possible, in Hawaii.
Finally, I sincerely thank Dr. Judith Vaitukaitis and Dr. Ralph Dell as well as all US participants for their efforts in organizing this meeting.
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USPHS/NIH [US Public Health Service/National Institutes of Health] . 1994. Manual of Microbiologic Monitoring of Laboratory Animals. 2nd ed. (NIH Publication No. 94-2498). Washington, DC: GPO.