The trip was arranged by the Missouri Biotechnology Association in order to help increase state funding for biotechnology programs.
The association said funding the life sciences helps the state's economy.
One of the topics discussed was how people interact with their pets. Carrie Wilkins and Flash the dog participate in one of many MU programs designed to make life better. Flash came to the program when, due to a broken leg, he could no longer compete as a show dog.
Wilkins said the program aims to show just how strong the connection between people and animals can be.
Another topic was radio-active medications for tumors. Each topic represented a program that requires funding.
"As we go forward, we're trying to attract more biotech investment in the state of Missouri," said Representative Judy Baker. "Because not only for its benefits to the human condition, but for the economic development potential that it has as well.
The legislators will be in St. Louis Wednesday.
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