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Biotechnology Algae Project

We are developing a project to support public dialog concerning the development and use of biotechnology. One emerging technology over which we have oversight responsibility is the production and use of intergeneric cyanobacteria, eukaryotic microalgae and their products by application of genetic engineering approaches. It is around these biotechnology algae applications that we are focusing our project. 

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