NEW YORK, Oct. 9 (GenomeWeb News) - In addition to a slew of new grants to academic and government institutions, the biodefense sector saw this week the release of a mammoth report recommending a new system to deal with the potential bioterrorism-related applications of biotechnological advances.

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