Today, many believe that biotechnologies will shape the 21st century. The scientists promise that by 2012 reading the genome will be as easy as taking a blood test today. If Russia falls behind in the genetic race, it will face more severe consequences than the defeat in the nuclear or space spheres. He who controls the genetic information will control the world.

Konstantin Georgievich Skryabin, Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. Sc. in Biology, Head of the Department of Biotechnology of the Faculty of Biology of the Moscow State University

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