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First funeral services held today


First funeral services held today

The first funeral services for victims of last Friday night's plane crash near Christchurch Airport were held today, with the families asking that their privacy be respected.Seven senior managemen... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4108

$15M to support biosafety in developing countries

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS) $14.8 million to assist developing countries to enhance biosafety policy, research, a... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4107

New report on GE in food & agriculture

The International Council for Science (ICSU) has released a new report entitled "New Genetics, Food andAgriculture: Scientific Discoveries - Societal Dilemmas."A synthesis of more than 50 scienc... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4106

Bioethics Discussion Paper launched

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has launched a Discussion Paper, The use of genetically modified crops in developing countries, for comment today. The perspectives of those in developing countri... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4105

Dolly scientists to start stem cell research

Scientists who cloned Dolly the sheep have been granted a licence allowing them to carry out controversial stem cell research. The work will use embryos no longer needed by couples undergoing IVF ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4104

Anti-GM activists claim safety neglected

A group opposing genetic modification of cows argued in court yesterday that Environment Minister Marian Hobbs and a watchdog agency had failed to protect the public. Mothers Against Genetic Engin... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4103


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Half A Billion Accounts: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

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Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

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Meat Trade: Silver Fern Farms Gets Green Light For Shanghai Maling Deal

The government has given the green light for China's Shanghai Maling Aquarius to acquire half of Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand's biggest meat company, with ministers satisfied it will deliver "substantial and identifiable benefit". More>>

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