BALTIMORE, Dec 21 – A Bush administration will continue to support growth in the genomics industry, genomics executives said Thursday, although some warned that the far right might try to restrict some forms of research.

“[President-elect George W.] Bush's business-friendly views are seen positively, but there's concern that the more extreme groups may be able to influence policy unreasonably,” said Michael Palfreyman, CEO of Psychiatric Genomics.

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The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

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