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Ex-pat brings antibody research home

Ex-pat brings antibody research home

An expatriate New Zealander is bringing home a new company that will use antibodies made in sheep to test the effects of drugs on humans. Kaitaia-born Peter Shepherd, a biochemistry professor at L... More...

GTG founder defends DNA patent case

Pioneer New Zealand geneticist Malcolm Simons says people criticising the controversial international patents for ways to use "junk" DNA are on the wrong track. In the late 1980s, Dr Simons - then... More...

First for UK stem cell research

Human embryonic stem cells have been grown in the UK for the first time, a team at King's College London announced this week. Its success is the first since such experiments were approved in the U... More...

New tool in disease management

U.S researchers have developed a system that turns mice into custom-made, high-output antibody factories for humans.They hope it will lead to faster and more efficient ways to identify proteins - ... More...

Farmers get to hand-pick herd

The New Zealand dairy industry's main farmer-owned genetics company, Livestock Improvement (LIC), today launched a new tool it says will allow farmers to "pick 'n' mix" their choices of bulls to produ... More...

Farmers in mood to stunt organic growth

British farmers are turning their backs on organic produce, despite booming consumer demand, according to a new report. After a rush to convert, there now appears to be a crisis of confidence abou... More...

China toughens GM labelling stance

Inspectors in Shanghai began canvassing super-market shelves yesterday to ensure genetically modified foods are properly labeled as required by regulations that went into effect in March 2002.Any ... More...

Organic sector blooming

Australia's organic agriculture sector was growing by 20% a year, the South Australian government said.Agriculture Minister Paul Holloway said SA had about three million hectares of certified orga... More...

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