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Alzheimer's gene treatment hope

Alzheimer's gene treatment hope

Scientists are harnessing the body's natural resources to attack Alzheimer's disease, offering the hope of treatments for the condition. Gene therapy could be used to attack the protein which clumps... More...

Giant virus treasure trove of new genes

A bizarre new species of giant virus, found living inside an amoeba, has more genes than many bacteria and can be seen without an electron microscope, French researchers have discovered.Scientists... More...

New GM terminology proposed

How has failure to establish explicit terminology contributed to consumer skepticism and rejection of GM products?Kaare Nielsen of the Norwegian Institute for Gene Ecology believes it is responsib... More...

Reaping the benefits of biopharming

Crop plants like corn and tobacco can now be programmed with gene-splicing techniques to produce precious pharmaceuticals. Will the U.S. welcome this godsend--or be cowed into outlawing it?Biophar... More...

More Govt money for sheep research

Increased Government funding for the sheep genetics research company Ovita represents what is thought to be the first lift in public research spending for the sheep sector in many years, Newsroom repo... More...

Australian GM trial sparks communication concerns

Another trial of gm cotton has been sown north of Katherine, in the Northern Territory, but not everybody's happy to have the crop around.The 30-hectare trial - the second for the district - is a ... More...

New corn tests outside terms of reference – Labour

A Labour MP says further testing of genetically-engineered (GE) corn is not relevant to the inquiry on the alleged accidental release of such plants says the INL newspapers website. Earlier in the... More...

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