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Proceeding with caution, by Dr Ashraf Choudhary

Proceeding with caution, by Dr Ashraf Choudhary

Nature is the master of genetic shuffling and is constantly sorting and resorting DNA, causing both subtle and profound changes in all living things. People first began their own DNA management thousa... More...

US Govt funds stem cell research

The United States Government announced three small grants on Monday for researchers to examine human embryonic stem cells, saying the research offers huge potentialFederal funding for the work has... More...

High price to pay in banishing risk

A problem with genetic modification is that it invites us to take risks and the 20th century gnawed away our tolerance for risk gone bad, Colin James writes in the New Zealand Herald.Paradoxically... More...

Ethics, what ethics?

‘MaDGE's latest gasp for public attention denigrates women and illustrates what little grasp this group has of reality," Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston, said today. ‘M... More...

Australia cottons on to GM success

Scientific research in Australia has lead to new varieties of cotton that allow farmers to use half the normal amount of chemical pesticides and herbicides.Toowoomba-based scientists are conductin... More...

GM foods as safe as conventional varieties

A recently published United States Government report concludes that foods produced using biotechnology are as safe as conventional foods. There is no scientific evidence to suggest that they pose a lo... More...

No revelations in corngate documents

The massive "Corngate" paper trail continued yesterday with the Government releasing hundreds more pages of documents and e-mails on the issue.The release was in response to a National Party offic... More...

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