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- ‘Stem cells have long been described as the holy grail of bioscientists.’
- ‘One of the principle architects of the plan, bioscientist Sir Chris Evans, told the BBC: ‘Britain pioneered this entire field but now we are sliding backwards somewhat, as others accelerate ahead.’’
- ‘Our figures include foreign as well as domestic citations, because 40 percent of all paper citations in U.S. agricultural biotech patents now cite papers written by foreign bioscientists.’
- ‘From the portrayal of bioscientists by the media, the public is given the impression that critics of GM constitute a tiny minority among the research community.’
- ‘It is interesting to recall that bioscientists unlike those involved in the Manhattan Project, seem to have been sensitized to the need for keeping in sight the ethical consequences of their research.’
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