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GE onions attract record submissions

GE onions attract record submissions

More than 1900 people and organisations have made submissions on plans by crown science company Crop and Food Research to field test genetically engineered onions. The previous record number of su... More...

Advantages of bioengineering

Bioengineering provides distinct advantages over traditional breeding technologies because the risk of introducing detrimental traits is likely to be reduced, Deputy United States Food and Drug Admini... More...

GM crops could be new 'Green Fuel'

Biotechnology firms are pressing to be allowed to grow GM crops across more than a million acres of Britain to provide "green'' fuel for cars, The Independent on Sunday reports.GM wheat, sugar bee... More...

Stroke gene found

Researches in Iceland have identified a gene associated with an increased risk of stroke. Those with the stroke-susceptibility gene are three to five times more likely to have an ischaemic stroke, say... More...

Preserving endangered species possible with GM

A new technique that speeds up the production of genetically modified fish could help to preserve endangered species such as Atlantic salmon and Gila trout.So far the trick has been used to nurtur... More...

Cloning development to aid drug discovery

The recent announcement of the first successful production of cloned rats will assist in the development of drugs for diseases such as hypertension, obesity and diabetes, researchers say. The disc... More...

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