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Voters Reject Antigenetics Initiative

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Science  12 Jun 1998:
Vol. 280, Issue 5370, pp. 1685
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5370.1685a

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Robert Koenig BERN-- In a nationwide referendum last week, Swiss voters rejected by a surprisingly strong 2-to-1 margin a proposal to ban research in Switzerland involving transgenic animals and the patenting of genetically modified organisms. The vote capped an unprecedented 2-year debate over the benefits and potential threats of transgenic research.