[ExI] Fwd: Innovation vs Biotech Rejectionism: We Need Your Help to Win the Science Wars

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 27 17:25:36 UTC 2020

Looks good to me.  If you are interested in CRISPR and other gene research
this seems to be a good tool   bill w

*Innovation vs Biotechnology Rejectionism* *We Need Your Help to Win the
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Gene Editing Regulatory Tracker and Index*
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CRISPR and New Breeding Techniques that could help develop medical
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