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The regulatory bottleneck for biotech specialty crops

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Figure 1: International scientific journal publications on transgenic crops.
Figure 2: Field trials and regulatory approvals.

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J.K.M. is partially funded through the UC Discovery Fellows program (http://ucdiscovery.org/). This study also received support from Specialty Crop Regulatory Assistance (http://www.specialtycropassistance.org/).

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Miller, J., Bradford, K. The regulatory bottleneck for biotech specialty crops. Nat Biotechnol 28, 1012–1014 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/nbt1010-1012

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