Bioconfinement is the message of a new report by the National Academies'
National Research Council (NRC) that encourages developers to design and incorporate
effective ways to prevent transgenic animals and plants from breeding or competing
with their wild counterparts. More research is needed to understand how well
bioconfinement strategies such as induced sterility or a growth deficiency
work under a wide variety of conditions, said the expert committee that wrote
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