A first-of-its-kind center where students and teachers alike will learnabout biotechnology is planned for Iowa State University. The State Board ofRegents approved the science center Wednesday. Dr. Walter Fehr (fair),director of the I-S-U biotech office, explains some of the center’s goals.Fehr says the biotechnology center will become a training ground forteachers and students from grades K-through-12 in areas from forensics toD-N-A. He also envisions the center attracting other adults in a variety ofprofessions.He sites two agricultural examples of biotechnology: “Round-Up ready”soybeans and B-T corn. Fehr says it’ll cost 500-thousand dollars to get thecenter up & running at I-S-U and 140-thousand dollars a year.
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