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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... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3572

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... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3571

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... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3568

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... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3567

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... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3566

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... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3565

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... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3564

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...

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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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