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South Island to grow GE trees


South Island to grow GE trees

An American timber company, fed up with environmental battles, has decided to produce genetically engineered redwoods and ship them to New Zealand where they well be grown for lumber.Soper-Wheeler...
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Biotech firms settle Starlink lawsuit
Two biotechnology companies agreed to pay a combined $110 million to settle a class action lawsuit filed by disgruntled corn farmers over the StarLink fiasco, lawyers said Thursday. Com...
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GM "biosensors" detect explosives in soil
To detect toxic explosive residues in the soil - including unexploded artillery shells and other weapons - University of Florida researchers are using genetic engineering to modify microbes and plants...
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Gene hopping: what will it mean for GM?
Nature's recent advance online publication by Huang, Ayliffe and Timmis shows the ability for DNA from the chloroplast to the nucleus and be stably integrated within the nucleus.It has been suspec...
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Celebrating 50 years of the gene genie
Nobody could accuse James Dewey Watson of being a bore. Watson, along with Francis Crick, discovered the DNA double helix, and this year marks the 50 anniversary of their ground breaking research....
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Gene for vitamin C production identified
Fernanda Agius and her colleagues from University of Malaga and University of Cordoba, Spain demonstrated that an enzyme, D-galacturonate reductase, catalyzes a key step in the biosynthesis of D-ascor...
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Fresco: Molecular divide between rich and poor
Biotech developments have not focused on crops that could tackle hunger, said Louise Fresco, of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and a panelist at a conference on sustainable agriculture fo...
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