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Biotenz News Update

Biotenz News Update

The latest Biotenz News Update has been posted.The stories are:Celentis Acquires 100 Percent Ownership Of Time Capsule Wrightson Partial bid For Genesis Goes Unconditional R... More...

Meat New Zealand helps map the cow

"Man has mapped the human and mouse genome, so it's a good time to start on the cow," says Meat New Zealand research and development general manager Neil Clarke. Meat New Zealand has made a comm... More...

Queensland parliament passes stem cell laws

Queensland parliament today passed new laws allowing embryonic stem cell research under strict conditions and banning human cloning. Eight government MPs, who were given a rare conscience vote, ... More...

2002 BioIndustry Review - Australia & NZ

The authoritative Review of the Biotechnology Sectors in Australia and New Zealand in 2002 is available through the LSN website.Written by Dr Kelvin Hopper and Dr Lyndal Thorburn the Review analy... More...

Knee-jerk emotion a sure recipe for disaster

Last summer, I bought a prepackaged chocolate cake in a European supermarket. The wrapper proclaimed prominently: 'NO GM INGREDIENTS'. GM, of course, stands for "genetically modified."Then I turne... More...

As human as you and I

A proposed ban in the United States on reproductive cloning demonstrates our irrational fear of the unknown, not the vagaries of science, writes Ann Marlowe in an article for writes:... More...

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