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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...

$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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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