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Research finds GM encourages biodiversity


Research finds GM encourages biodiversity

Genetically modified crops can have a number of positive impacts on biodiversity including enabling growers to use less pesticides and less tillage, says Professor Klaus Ammann, Head of the Botanical ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4204

Gene chip brings personalised medicine nearer

The era of personalised medicine came a step closer this week with the launch of the world's first "gene chip" for testing how people will react to drugs. Today's medicines are a hit-and-miss affa... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4203

Leading scientist to head hi-tech Qld institute

A leading scientist is to be the inaugural director of the $50 million Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Queensland Premier Peter Beattie announced today.Mr Beattie said t... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4202

Study finds Roundup resistance natural evolution

In the past seven years up to five weed species have been found with resistance to the herbicide glyphosate, also known under its Monsanto trade name ‘Roundup’, according to American academic speciali... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4201

Designer babies a long way off

Director of Australia's Wesley IVF Service, Dr John Allan, says there have been numerous claims that reproductive science has aimed to produce the ultimate designer baby.A program at the Wesley ho... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4200

PPL sheep subject of Parliamentary Questions

PQs: Question 6 - Genetic Modification-Sheep, PPL Therapeutics, Waikato. The flock of transgenic sheep at PPL’s Waikato facility were the subject of questions put to Minister for the Environmen... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4199

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