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Vietnam expects to produce cloned cattle by 2015

VietNamNet - Biotechnology program, a 2006 - 2010 top priority, will produce 3-5 heads of cattle by cloning by 2015, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MoARD).

The biotechnology program also aims to generate functional biological products including tree-specialized microbiological fertilizers, cellulose products, high speed garbage, biological pesticides, anti poultry flu and human communication diseases vaccine.

"The agricultural sector is also striving to examine the gene structures of native trees and their related species. Through biotechnology, at least 10 new species will be produced from these native breeds", said MoARD.

Biotechnology development has been confirmed by Deputy Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem at a recent scientific conference as a great breakthrough in Vietnam's agricultural development in the 21st century.

Therefore, biotechnology will be high on the agenda at the government's regular meeting in July. MoARD must report to the government on incoming biotechnology programs.

Viet Nam Net - (21/07/2005)

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