Biotechnology for the 21st Century: New Horizons

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DIANE Publishing, 1995 - Biotechnology - 89 pages
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Identifies important areas for Federal investment, & specific research in agriculture, environmental biotechnology, manufacturing & bioprocessing, marine biotechnology & aquaculture, & infrastructure. Includes 13 Federal agency overviews: USAID, USDA, DoC, DoD, DoE, DHHS, DoI, DoJ, DoS, DVA, EPA, NASA, & NSF. Stresses the need to research the effects that biotechnology can have on society before going ahead with new advances. Discusses the impact of biotechnology in legal, societal, & economic issues. Glossary. Photos & charts.

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