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Elias Baydoun ; Adnan Badran ;Electronic Journal of Biotechnology 2002, 5 1

Author: Edgar J. DaSilva

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Electronic Journal of Biotechnology E-ISSN: 0717-3458 edbiotec@ucv.cl Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso Chile DaSilva, Edgar J.; Baydoun, Elias; Badran, Adnan Biotechnology and the developing world Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, vol.
5, núm.
1, abril, 2002, pp.
64-92 Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso Valparaíso, Chile Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=173314705013 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative EJB Electronic Journal of Biotechnology ISSN: 0717-3458 © 2002 by Universidad Católica de Valparaíso -- Chile Vol.5 No.1, Issue of April 15, 2002. Received December 7, 2001 - Accepted March 12, 2002. REVIEW ARTICLE Biotechnology and the developing world Edgar J.
DaSilva* International Scientific Council for Island Development (INSULA) c-o UNESCO House, 1 rue Miollis Paris 75015, France E-mail: e.dasilva@wanadoo.fr Elias Baydoun Professor of Biology , Faculty of Arts and Science, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon E-mail: eliasbay@aub.edu.lb Adnan Badran President, Philadelphia University of Jordan, P .O.
Box, Jordan E-mail: abadran@go.com.jo Keywords: Biotechnology and development, Biotechnology parks, Capacity-building. The life sciences offer opportunities for revolutionizing human welfare activities.
Enriched by inputs from genomic research, biotechnology is a major force for development in all countries.
Entwined with culture and socio-ethical values, biotechnology contributes to solving problems like food and water insecurity that impede national development and threaten peace in the developing world.
The lack of facilities and professional skills in biotechnology limits R & D initiatives in the developing and the least developed countries (LD...





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