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Victorian farmers vote no to GM moratorium

Victorian farmers vote no to GM moratorium

Victorian farmers have joined South Australia in keeping the door open to genetically modified crops, voting against a moratorium on gm's in their state.But the vote taken at the grains conference... More...

CSIRO centre will aid in gene identification

A new centre has opened at the CSIRO in Canberra to make it easier to identify the role of specific genes.The bio-informatics facility is a computer cluster which will work on complex scientific p... More...

Mother welcomes breakthrough

Auckland woman June Miru has lost a son and five grandsons to a rare genetic disorder that affects mostly males but is passed on only through their mothers. In 1988, after the deaths of three of h... More...

Otago professor makes genetic breakthrough

An Otago University geneticist has made a breakthrough with research into congenital birth abnormalities. Professor Stephen Robertson's discovery will be featured in next month's edition of Nature... More...

Possum poo gives clue to possum numbers

Researchers have found a new way to assess possum numbers - through checking their individual calling cards, or in other words, possum poo.Possums wreak havoc on native bird and plant life, and sp... More...

Food biotech companies leave Europe

A European Commission survey has indicated that while most Europeans are in favour of medical applications of biotechnology, they are still sceptical about agricultural and food-related biotech. T... More...

Application for release of GM carnations

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator has received an application to undertake an Australia-wide, ongoing commercial release of genetically modified carnations into the environment.... More...

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