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NZ cancer research looks to fish genes

NZ cancer research looks to fish genes

Much loved in aquariums, the zebrafish is at the forefront of research work in New Zealand into leukaemia. Kathy Crosier, professor of molecular medicine at the University of Auckland, told a chil... More...

Gene silencing technology developed in Australia

Brisbane-based biotech company Benitec has secured patents in the UK and United States for a gene technology breakthrough that allows genes in any organism to be silenced.Effective in humans, anim... More...

OGTR issues licence for GM cholera vaccine

Decision on issuing a licence for application DIR 033/2002 The Gene Technology Regulator (the Regulator) has made a decision to issue a licence to CLS Ltd for the continued commercial re... More...

GM labelling report published in UK

The UK Food Standards Agency has published a report to the European Commission on the EC co-ordinated programme of checks on the labelling of genetically modified foods. The European Commission r... More...

Industry welcomes OGTR cotton decision

Last week’s decision by Australia’s Gene Technology Regulator to authorise the continued commercial release of Roundup Ready cotton allows farmers to continue to adopt a popular technology in the coun... More...

Bush urges Europe to end GM moratorium

The U.S. President, George Bush, has opened a biotechnology conference in Washington with a call to Europe to end its moratorium on genetically modified crops.Mr Bush says the ban is based on unfo... More...

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