The synthetic biology opportunity in the Nats’ crosshairs

The synthetic biology opportunity in the Nats’ crosshairs
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Peter Griffin
In the lead-up to last year’s general election, the National Party clearly signalled a regulatory shakeup in biotechnology was on the cards should it be able to form a government.The reasoning was that New Zealand was missing out on significant opportunities for economic growth and limited in its ability to develop biotech solutions to help tackle climate change because we’d stifled innovation in synthetic biology, where some of the biggest advances were being achieved elsewhere. Other than GE-freeree activists and their suppor...

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