WASHINGTON, DC, June 24 - In characteristic shoot-from-the-hip style, President Bush yesterday told a lunch crowd of 8,000 assembled at the 10th annual Biotechnology Industry Organization meeting that the biotechnology industry "finds itself on the front lines of some of the great challenges of our time," and that researchers in the field should devote their efforts to combating the dangers of bioterrorism, world hunger, and

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