Corn, Cloning, and Clinton

Some aspects of this year's BIO conference are sure to draw protests, but the biotech industry has plenty to celebrate

The upcoming conference of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) in Chicago will feature two firsts for the 14-year-old show: a 1,000 square-foot cornfield growing on the convention floor, and a presentation by former U.S. President William Jefferson Clinton. The milestones are more closely related than they may at first appear.

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