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Otago Prof appointed to Canadian stem-cell body

Otago Prof appointed to Canadian stem-cell body

Ethics researcher Donald Evans is one of only two experts from outside North America appointed to a new top-level Canadian advisory body on stem-cell research.Professor Evans, Director of the Univ... More...

Ethics of sex choice to be probed New Zealanders will soon have a say on whether people should be allowed to choose the sex of their baby. This week, sex selection was spurned by the British public in a major consultation project.... More...

Onion growers say it's too early for GM New Zealand should be looking at other ways to control weeds rather than by producing herbicide tolerant onions, growers say. Hawkes Bay onion growers say New Zealand is endangering its internatio... More...

Study confirms biotech feed ok for animals New research from the University of Nebraska confirms that feeding or grazing genetically modified corn has no effect on livestock performance.Nebraska is one of the leading American states in pla... More...

Nature's affirmative action Biodiversity, represented by the 10 million or so animals, plants and microbes living on this planet, is threatened by many human activities, Richard Braun writes.Amongst the numerous quasi-natura... More...

Biotenz News Update - 14 November 2003 The latest issue of Biotenz News Update has been posted to the Biotenz website. Index:A2 Nets US DealJapanese Firm Invests in OamaruFRST Seeks Board MembersNZTE Export AwardsReminders... More...

New hope for diabetes patients Scientists in the United States believe they have come up with a way to reverse type-one diabetes - ending a daily injection regime for sufferers.Diabetes affects the lives of more than 100,000 Ne... More...

MAF says moth escape claims untrue Claims that moth pests including painted apple moth, gum leaf skeletoniser and asian gypsy moth have escaped from Forest Research’s quarantine facility in Rotorua are untrue, MAF Forest Biosecurity Di... More...

Mad cow case costs Canada millions A new study written by Serecon Management Consultants Inc. of Edmonton for an industry coalition and obtained by Reuters on Friday was cited as saying that Canada's beef industry has lost an estimated... More...

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