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Gene discovery sheds new light on neurone disease

Gene discovery sheds new light on neurone disease

Researchers have discovered a genetic mutation that appears to be responsible for a particular form of Motor Neurone Disease (MND). MND is an incurable, progressive degeneration of the motor neuro... More...

The environmental impacts of GM crops

A recent peer-reviewed study by Reading University showed that, in 2000 alone, GM soybean, cotton, maize and oilseed rape crops reduced global(non-EU) pesticide use by 22.3 million kg of formulated pr... More...

GM crops could boost world economy

Global adoption of genetically modified (GM) agricultural production would boost gross domestic product world-wide through significant productivity gains, a study by an Australian government commoditi... More...

SE Asia positive toward biotech crops

While well-fed countries engage in conversations about whether or not biotechnology should be used to prevent pests and boost the world's food production, developing countries in Southeast Asia expres... More...

EU: Ban on GM crops would violate farmers' liberty

There is little justification for European Union legislation to govern management of genetically modified crops, says the European Commission.The Commission made its announcement in a communicatio... More...

Christchurch lab to test for GE ingredients

A food testing laboratory in Christchurch has been awarded international accreditation to test for genetically engineered ingredients in products. Institute of Environmental Science and Research (... More...

US Medical Association decries 'lies' vs. biotech

The American Medical Association (AMA) has accused opponents of biotechnology and genetically modified food and plant products of capitalizing on public ignorance in the latter’s campaign to discredit... More...

Tasmania harvests GM poppies

Tasmania's latest trial of genetically modified poppies has been harvested in the state's north-west. Poppy trials are permitted under Tasmania's moratorium on GM crops and the CSIRO is hoping the...


The 3rd man of DNA immortalized in poetry

2003 is the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the helical structure of DNA by Watson, Crick - and the 3rd man of DNA, the relatively unknown New Zealand born physicist, Maurice Wilkins.


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Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


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Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>


Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


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