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Free genetic database suggested

Free genetic database suggested

Databases of genetic information could be run like libraries or radio stations to keep them available to all, researchers suggested this week. The ethics committee of the Human Genome Organisation... More...

Chicken genome due by year's end

Scientists are licking their lips over chicken. The bird's genetic sequence, which is due to be published in draft form towards the end of this year, should inform both doctors and poultry farmers, th... More...

DNA development may allay cloning fears

Reproductive cloning could be transformed into a safe, standardized technique for assisted reproduction, scientists told a meeting this week in Mexico. They discussed an extra step that could eliminat... More...

Diabetes, auto-immune disorder gene identified

Scientists in Britain have identified a genetic fault that can increase the risk of developing type one diabetes and other auto-immune diseases, they said on Wednesday. The gene, called CTLA4, reg... More...

US company engineers anthrax antidote

A San Diego-based company says it has engineered a human antibody that neutralises anthrax toxin in rats and could protect people exposed to the sometimes deadly bacteria. "The potency this antibo... More...

Zambia develops biotechnology strategy

Seven months after Zambia rejected genetically modified foods and banned American transgenic food donations from entering its territory, the Zambian government has developed a National Biosafety and B... More...

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Onetai Station: Overseas Investment Office Puts Ceol & Muir On Notice

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has issued a formal warning to Ceol & Muir and its owners, Argentinian brothers Rafael and Federico Grozovsky, for failing to provide complete and accurate information when they applied to buy Onetai Station in 2013. More>>


Tomorrow, The UN: Feds President Takes Reins At World Farming Body

Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston has been appointed acting president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) at a meeting in Geneva overnight. More>>


I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


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