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Extension of moratorium on cloning proposed


Extension of moratorium on cloning proposed

The New Zealand Minister of Health is proposing to extend the moratorium on biotechnical procedures such as xenotransplantation, cloning and germ procedures for a further two years - to 30 June 2005....
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Focus on DNA: Sky TV and new website for NZORD

Sky Television’s Discovery channel is screening a week-long series of programmes to commemorate the 50th anniversary of discovery of the structure of DNA by James Watson, Francis Crick and New Zealand...
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People need GM crops, says Nobel Prize winner

The world's people and the environment needed scientists to embrace genetically modified crops, a former Nobel prize winner said. Norman Borlaug, whose research into wheat helped lead to the green...
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Modified proteins offer hope of mad cow cure

New research supports the leading theory on how "mad cow" disease and similar brain-wasting illnesses arise -- and points to a possible way to combat them, scientists said Thursday. The findin...
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Information key to consumer confidence in GE

Agribusiness must make a greater effort to convince consumers that genetically modified (GM) soy presents no health or environmental risk, Brazilian and European food experts said yesterday. B...
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GE regulations stifle progress, says expert

An increasing amount of genetic engineering in agriculture closely resembles the conventional crop breeding that has been done for thousands of years, and unnecessarily stringent regulation of this ty...
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