NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A team of policy analysts from the J. Craig Venter Institute, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Center for Strategic & International Studies released a report today that outlines "areas for interventions and policy options" to address the potential risks of synthetic genomics research.
 

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