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The state of the art in the main areas of application of the biotechnologies i.e. pharmaceutical, chemical, agriculture and food industries as well as diagnosis, energy and environmental sectors, is broadly reviewed. The present and possible future applications, on-going research and problems to be solved are considered. A greater importance is however given to the areas more closely related to the environment such as agriculture, energy production and pollution reduction. An overview of the possible risks and consequences to the environment and on man due to the use of these new technologies is also reported. Finally a suggestion for a possible contribution of the JRC in the field of biotechnology is proposed.

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Authors: LECOQ A F, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12832 IT (1990) 39 pp., MF, ECU 4, blow-up copy ECU 5
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