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Science and scientific curiosity have long driven developing societies. The lifting of the GE moratorium late last month in this country follows a long and sometimes agonising journey of inquiry and d... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5290

Arguing for the facts about GM in New Zealand

An article published in the NZ Farmer's Weekly by Sustainability Council leader Sir Peter Elworthy has drawn responses from Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston, and Federated F... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5286

GE witch hunts - Lance Kennedy

Witch-hunts usually target people, Lance Kennedy writes. But in recent years one of the most successful witch-hunts targeted an innocent technology.It all began in 1997 with a piece of incredibly ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5295

Biotenz News Update - 7 November 2003

The latest issue of Biotenz News Update has been posted to the Biotenz website Index:Fund Managers Show Interest in BiotechImportant News for Food ExportersRemindersFDA Announcement Goo... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5287

German region welcomes GM crop trials

The German region of Saxony-Anhalt is to sign an agreement with six chemical and seed companies to grow genetically modified crops, the Financial Times Deutschland reports, citing the region's agricul... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5292

MAF destroys US douglas fir cuttings

Biosecurity officials have seized and destroyed a shipment of douglas fir cuttings from the United States found to be infected with a fungal disease capable of wiping out New Zealand's pine forestry s... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5294

OGTR approves GM cotton trial

The Gene Technology Regulator has made a decision to issue a licence in respect of CSIRO’s application to undertake the limited and controlled release of herbicide tolerant GM cotton (DIR 038/2003). T... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5289

Genetic trio linked to auto-immune disease

Researchers have discovered a trio of genes that may help provide the complex origins of psoriasis, the itchy skin disease triggered when the immune system runs amok. The genes, when defective, in... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5293

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