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BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 13 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1766

Swiss reject genetic engineering ban: Last weekend, Swiss voters rejected by a margin of two to one a proposal to ban most types of genetic engineering (6 June, p1696). Support for the proposal was strongest in the German speaking cantons. The turnout was 40%, in line with recent Swiss referendums. The Swiss pharmaceutical industry had lobbied hard against the …

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