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On the menu - transgenic salmon

On the menu - transgenic salmon

The world's first transgenic Atlantic salmon could be dished up on dinner tables in as little as 12 months.Aqua Bounty Canada is waiting for government approval to allow the fish to be sold for hu... More...

No risk from HGT at Whakamaru

There are already nearly four million people in New Zealand excreting the gene which GE-Free NZ claims is such a risk in horizontal gene transfer, the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network said today.... More...

Biotech protocol may clash with WTO rules

A key international agreement on protecting the Earth's species against any possible risk from biotechnology will soon come into force. The agreement, the Cartagena Protocol, is part of the United... More...

UK faces backslide to the stone age

The UK is in danger of sliding back into the stone age unless the government tackles the growing anti-science culture, senior technology industry figures warn. Public opposition against high-... More...

Hastings District Council rejects GE-free status

Hastings District Council rural community board yesterday dismissed calls for a GE-free Hawke's Bay and guidelines to safeguard the region from possible "contamination". Te Awanga resident L... More...

French report calls for viable GM regulations

Members of the French Senate's commission for economic affairs have unanimously adopted a report detailing the steps necessary to bring about a viable research and regulatory framework for the develop... More...

DNA vaccine major step for disease control

By injecting human volunteers with one scrap of DNA and then another in a poxvirus, researchers have tricked their immune systems into producing enough cells to attack malaria. It's a major step towar... More...

Sustainable growth key APEC science focus

APEC member economies had today agreed that the main theme for the March 2004 meeting would be 'enhancing the capacity of science, technology and innovation to deliver sustainable growth' across the A... More...

APEC establishes Life Sciences innovation forum

The APEC Committee on Trade and Investment (CTI) has announced the launch of a new regional forum to capitalize on the region's growing intellectual capabilities and opportunities presented by the lif... More...

Greenpeace policies cause deaths in Africa

Greenpeace, the radical international environmentalist group, recently came under attack from an unusual source, writes Richard Tren. The organisation that has spent decades attacking corporate in... More...

Large DNA file to help track illness in blacks

Saying black people are in danger of being left behind at the newest frontier of medical research, Howard University plans to create the nation's largest repository of DNA from African-Americans, says... More...

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

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

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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

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