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By Gilbert S. Omenn (auth.), Gilbert S. Omenn, Alexander Hollaender, A. M. Chakrabarty, Morris Levin, Eugene Nester, Gordon H. Oria

Gilbert S. Omenn Dean, Public healthiness and group medication collage of Washington Seattle, Washington 98195 On behalf of the college of Washington, the town of Seattle, the sponsors and donors, and my co-organizers, i'm thrilled to welcome all of you to this convention on Genetic keep an eye on of Environ­ psychological toxins. My in simple terms remorse is that Dr. Alexander Hollaender, who has encouraged such a lot of people as younger scientists and inspired such a lot of trail-blazing meetings in environmental sciences and in gen­ etic engineering, is in poor health and was once not able to make the journey to Seattle. He sends his hot stable needs for a superb assembly and a great quantity. the aim of this convention is to spot and check strat­ egies for extra successfully and effectively handling wastes and poisonous sub­ stances within the surroundings, partly via use of genetically engi­ neered microorganisms. there's a feel of desperation in our soci­ ety that sleek applied sciences have brought a bewildering array of strength dangers to human future health and to our surroundings. there's an accompanying experience of frustration that our prodigious uncomplicated re­ seek functions and our technological ingenuity haven't yielded functional how one can keep an eye on many pollution and waste streams, or-­ larger still--to convert them to precious products.

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