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Forty three per cent of Americans approve of using gene therapy to enhance the physical and behavioural traits of children, as well as to resolve problems of genetic disease. TLS 19th October 2001

In 2000, Malaysia received $5.5 billion of Foreign Direct Investment, while $6.5 billion was invested in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. UNDP 2001

In Muslim countries there is one scientist for every 4m of the population, compared with 12,000-60,000 for every 1m in the developed world. Muslim countries publish only 0.1 per cent of the scientific research papers produced in the US and Europe. FT 20th…

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