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Part IV Strategies for Safeguarding the U.S. Bioeconomy The final part of the report builds on the preceding three parts to synthesize and present the committeeâs overall conclusions and recommendations, for which context and the committeeâs rationale are provided. After examining the definition and landscape of the bioeconomy, evaluating metrics for its measurement, identifying methods for horizon scanning, and enumerating the associated economic and national security risks and policy gaps, the committee reached a number of overarching conclusions. These conclusions led the committee to provide recommendations targeted to the federal government, policy makers, and all bioeconomy stakeholders (i.e., all the individual researchers, institutions, companies, agencies, and relevant persons associated with the life sciences research enterprise). 228 Prepublication Copy