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With any technical advances new public policy needs arise.  Recombinant DNA (rDNA) is an example of a technology that has created a large degree of debate in the public arena.  This debate is:

  • emotional
  • technically complex
  • sensitive because of the high value

The debate involves different issues that have the potential to affect public policy.  These are:

  • economic benefits
  • academic/industrial relationships
  • government role in possible economic productivity
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