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OGTR issues licence for GM cotton

OGTR issues licence for GM cotton

Decision on issuing a licence for application DIR 023/2002 The Gene Technology Regulator (the Regulator) has made a decision to issue a licence in respect of Monsanto Australia Limited’s... More...

Scientists race to licence stem cell research

Australian scientists are already applying to licence new embryo stem cell research, although the full legal framework is not yet complete. Licence applications have been submitted to a national b... More...

First British "designer" baby born

Britain's first genetic "designer" baby has been born to a couple desperate to cure their young son who has a rare form of anaemia, it was reported today. Jamie Whitaker was delivered by Caesarean... More...

Pew Initiative releases conference proceedings

In advance of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) risk assessment on cloned animals, expected later this year, the proceedings of two conferences on animal biotechnology and cloning h... More...

$US100 million gift to set up genome centre

Thanks to a $US100 million ($NZ173.22 million) donation from a billionaire couple, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University and a top research centre will team up to use the unfolding... More...

OGTR issues licences for GM pineapples

Decision on issuing licences for applications DIR 027/2002 and DIR 028/2002 The Gene Technology Regulator (the Regulator) has made a decision to issue licences in respect of applications... More...

Biotenz News Update - 19 June 2003

The latest issue of Biotenz News Update has been posted to the Biotenz website IndexAdded Role for Peter Lennox at NZTEExport Award For ZespriIRL BioPharm Wins AwardRS&T Budget Upd... More...

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