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Summary of Recommendations on The US Bioeconomy: Maximizing Opportunities for Economic Growth and National Security with Biology

Gigi Kwik Gronvall, Lane Warmbrod, Marc Trotochaud, Anita Cicero, and Tom Inglesby
Date posted:
August 12, 2019
Publication type:
Meeting report
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On July 16, the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and Ginkgo Bioworks convened a meeting in Washington, DC, to solicit stakeholder input on specific ways that national policy can strengthen the US bioeconomy. For the purposes of this meeting, the bioeconomy was defined broadly as the economy built on biotechnology. There currently is no consensus on a definition of bioeconomy, but most accept that it encompasses parts of the energy, agriculture, medical, industrial, and defense sectors. The aims of the meeting were to consider the benefits to the US if its bioeconomy were to be expanded; examine the current health of the US bioeconomy; discuss existing US government programs, policies, and initiatives related to the bioeconomy; and identify priorities for strengthening the US bioeconomy.



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