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Dr James Watson elected president of the RSNZ


Dr James Watson elected president of the RSNZ

Dr James (Jim) Watson will take over from Sir Gil Simpson as President of the Royal Society, New Zealand's science academy.Dr Watson is Chief Executive of Genesis Research and Development Corpor... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3598

Green certifiers target forest GM

A proposed national certification process for forestry could prevent the industry from ever using genetic technologies --­ and thus destroy millions of dollars in shareholder value, writes Rob Hosking... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3596

NSW information forum on GM grain

Australian farmers will have an opportunity to discuss the pros and cons of genetically modified (GM) canola, at a free forum being held in Canowindra later this month by the New South Wales Farmers' ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3594

Report finds GM crops are good for environment

Genetically-modified crops might be better for the environment than the unmodified form, allowing insects and spiders to flourish around their edges and providing more food for birds, according to new... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3592

A tight genes race

Debate on plant genetic modification (GM) continued at a recent forum at the University of Western Australia, again revealing the diverse issues relating to the adoption of the technology.The Grai... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3591

New wave for Western Australia

Western Australian researchers analysing the DNA of more than a dozen plants and animals will be the first in Australia to use the $230,000 Transgenomic WAVE Denaturing High Performance Liquid Chromat... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3590

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