WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 - In a Capitol Hill conference room here on Thursday, scientists from the American Phytopathological Society, together with the president of The Institute for Genomic Research, asked the US Congress to help fund what they believe would be a first-line of defense against agricultural bioterrorism.


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