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NZORD With the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill due to be passed soon, and with the National Ethics Committee soon to engage in public consultation on pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), pu... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5343

International market opens for Keratec The international cosmetics market beckons for the research subsidiary of the farmer-owned business Wool Equities, Keratec.A distribution and collaboration agreement has been signed with the Unite... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5347

Farm scale trial results reverberate The results of the world's largest study of genetically modified (GM) crops' impact on biodiversity, completed last month in the United Kingdom, were mixed and limited. But the huge scale of the proje... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5346

Singapore proposes human cloning ban Scientists who try to clone humans in Singapore could be jailed for a decade and fined up to $S100,000 ($NZ94,000) under newly proposed legislation, the Health Ministry said. The Bill, which is ex... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5348


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