While Japan is bearish on the potentially lucrative field, American government and industry fail to show enthusiasm or backing
But some U.S. researchers are confident that they can hold their own against this Asian Goliath. They are "the American answer to MITI," says Ronald Cape, board chairman of Cetus Corp., of Emeryville, Calif. But they say they need the backing of the U.S. government and industry.
Rita Colwell is one such scientist....
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