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Testing time in GE fight


Testing time in GE fight

Another piece of legislation that slipped through recently was the lifting of the moratorium on genetically engineered field crops, Kerre Woodham writes.The Government is now allowing trials to pr... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5054

Crop & Food announces staff appointments

Crop & Food Research has made three new appointments in the areas of human resources, communications and business investment.The company has appointed Leeanne Carson as its General Manager, Human ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5057

Canadian Govt funds GM tree trial

The Canadian federal government is funding a field trial of genetically modified trees near Quebec City, which researchers with the Canadian Forest Service say will help protect the country’s natural... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5055

Convection method copies DNA faster

A new automated process speeds up DNA copying - one of the central processes in genetic analysis and biotechnology, the journal Nature reports.Convection, the circulation of hot liquids, can drive... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5053

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Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>

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Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>

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Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>

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Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

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Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>

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