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Biotechnology: Analysis of Federally Funded Research

RCED-86-187 Published: Aug 08, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1986.
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In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed data on federal support for biotechnology research in fiscal year 1985 at five federal agencies, specifically the amount of money obligated and the number of projects funded for: (1) agencywide activity for research and development; (2) biotechnology-related research; and (3) biotechnology risk assessment research. GAO also analyzed the agencies' definitions of biotechnology.

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Agricultural researchBiological researchBiomedical researchEnvironmental researchFederal fundsFunds managementGeneticsProgram managementResearch and development costsRisk assessmentBiotechnology