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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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