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Published September 29, 2010, 10:49 AM

Rounds wants SD animal research facilty

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Gov. Mike Rounds wants a biotech animal research facility built in South Dakota.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Gov. Mike Rounds wants a biotech animal research facility built in South Dakota.

The Argus Leader reports that Rounds announced Tuesday his intentions to build such a facility in the state during the Livestock Biotech Summit at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

The summit on genetically engineered animal technologies drew about 200 people from as far as South Korea and New Zealand.

Rounds says a biotech facility is important in creating diesease-free animals.

Rounds says the proposed project is in the conceptual phase. He asked industry experts at the conference to give their input on how the center should be developed.

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