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DNA could be vaccine breakthrough


DNA could be vaccine breakthrough

A vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus has been found to protect monkeys with a single dose, offering a new way to stop the fast-acting disease, U.S. researchers have announced.The vaccine was m... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4448

GM corn investigation completed

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry today announced that it had completed its investigations into a sweet corn crop grown at Gisborne earlier this year which was reported to contain some GM mater... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4446

Proposed leg changes account for innovations

"Proposals to amend the Patents Act and the Plant Variety Rights Act mark the final stage of the government's programme to reform New Zealand's intellectual property rights legislation", Associate Min... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4445

Italian scientists sucessfully clone horse

Italian scientists have succeeded in creating the world's first cloned horse.Prometea, a healthy female, was born during an natural delivery on May 28, 2003 in Italy after a normal, full-term preg... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4444

US introduces interim biopharming rule

An interim rule introduced in the United States this week mean companies must now get permits to grow crops genetically engineered to make chemical compounds for items like laundry detergent, with Agr... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4443

Monsanto expanding into Europe

After restructuring in June to emphasize its genetically modified seed business, Monsanto Co. finds itself with the opportunity to expand into a huge new market - the European Union. The EU recent... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4442

Meacher warns select committe of GE risks

Today in the Education and Science Select committee, Michael Meacher ex minister of environment gave evidence for Greenpeace warning that co-existence of GE and conventional crops is impossible.Th... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4441

Greens fail in confidence vote

The Green Party lost a no-confidence vote against the Government in Parliament Wednesday. The confidence vote was initiated because the Government intends to allow the moratorium on applications for ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4440

Politicians should not delegate decisions on GE

Britain's former environment minister Michael Meacher says regulatory systems in New Zealand and Britain raise questions over the extent to which politicians should delegate decisions on genetic engin... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4439

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