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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff sanctioned on Wednesday, May 20th, the new Biodiversity Law, which regulates access to the country’s genetic wealth. President Rousseff said the new law would allow Brazil to advance in the biotechnology race. The law, while receiving praises from government agencies, has also been criticized for its bias towards large companies and industry.

“We were able to create a law which combines our capacity to develop, to include persons in this development and generate innovation from research in science and technology,” said President Rousseff during . . .

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