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Richard J. Roberts, Nobel Prize in Medicine (1993), participated in the Havana International Biotechnology Congress 2014 held in this capital at the beginning of December. After his experience at the event he congratulated the development achieved by biotechnology in Cuba.

Speaking to the press Roberts acknowledged prestigious Cuban biotechnology worldwide. He said that despite the existence of the US blockade, this does not constitute an obstacle to the relations of cooperation and exchange with professionals.

Roberts emphasized the use of genetically modified foods as a good choice to feed the growing number of people who inhabit the planet. He said to the disbelief of some regarding the efficient use of such technology, the scientific community must ensure compliance with all international standards established for such lines can be consumed by people.

Biotechnology Havana 2014 were presented over 300 scientific papers related to aquatic biotechnology, animal health, technologies, enzymes and transgenic plants. During the event experiences in molecular plant-pathogen interaction were also exhibited and presented bioproducts for agriculture.

Source: AIN

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