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Taiwan backs experience in quest for biotech success

Nature volume 407, pages 417426 (21 September 2000) | Download Citation


In under 30 years the tiny island of Taiwan has gone from agricultural backwater to global electronics giant. Now it is turning its attention to biotechnology. But can Taiwan sustain the pace of development?

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  1. David Swinbanks is Asia-Pacific Editor of Nature and David Cyranoski is Asian-Pacific Correspondent.

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