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PPL critics anti-medicine & progress - CF assn

PPL critics anti-medicine & progress - CF assn

People with cystic fibrosis rely on medical research such as that being undertaken by PPL Therapeutics to continue mapping the path to a cure for this life-threatening condition, Cystic Fibrosis lobby... More...

Aust report on human genetic info released

Australia must act now to establish the pattern of laws, institutions and policies needed to guide us through the age of the 'New Genetics', according to a landmark report into the protection of human... More...

FORST says AgResearch project 'sound science'

This week the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology announced $80 million of biotechnology science funding spread over five to seven years, including AgResearch projects currently subject to... More...

Commercial GM canola drawing closer in Australia

After years of debate, Australia is just weeks away from entering the brave new world of genetically modified food production, withSue Meek, the Government's Gene Technology Regulator, looking set t... More...

NSW Govt under fire for GM loophole

Legislation which the Carr Government says will provide for a three-year moratorium on the release of genetically modified food crops is poised to pass New South Wales Parliament today.But the Gre... More...

Bioethics Council takes innovative approach

The NZ Bioethics Council has made its long awaited foray into the troubled waters it was set up to explore, and is seeking to develop an informed dialogue about human genes in other organisms.In p... More...

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