ABSTRACT

Industrial College of the Armed Forces: Industry Studies 2001: Bio Technology   [open pdf - 221KB]

Biotechnology is an evolving and dynamic industry. In this era of rapid scientific advances in genomics, proteomics and biology, the biotech industry is playing an increasingly vital role in our economy, health and environment. It is essential to understand how to effectively apply the innovation of this industry to advance our economic competitiveness and national security needs. The United States is in a strong position with the world's most vibrant biotechnology sector. The applications of biotechnology, such as medicine, agribusiness, forensics, informatics and the defense sector, offer many benefits, but also bring some risk, requiring public policy decisions in such controversial areas as cloning and information privacy. A comprehensive national strategy that derives maximum advantage from biotechnology is required to ensure the greatest benefit to American prosperity.

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2001
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Industry Studies 2001
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