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BioSci News Daily Highlights - Friday 5 Dec.


BioSci News Daily Highlights

1. Multiple blockbusters in pipeline - GSK says
2. Hodgson to international climate change conference
3. Eye implant may reverse blindness
4. European Food Authority says GM maize safe
5. Committee calls for genetic testing guidelines
6. Into thin air - Kyoto may not matter after all


Multiple blockbusters in pipeline - GSK says
GlaxoSmithKline Plc said on Wednesday it had 20 potential $US1 billion-a-year blockbuster drugs in its pipeline to drive future sales growth and lift it out of a lean patch for research productivity. ...
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http://www.bioscinews.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5541

Hodgson to international climate change conference
Pete Hodgson, the Convenor of the Ministerial Group on Climate Change, departs New Zealand on Monday for an international climate change conference in Italy.The conference in Milan is the ninth fu...
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http://www.bioscinews.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5539

Eye implant may reverse blindness
Scientists have described their first complete design of an implant that will take the place of light-sensitive cells in the retina of a damaged eye. Current implants use chips that convert light in...
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http://www.bioscinews.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5538

European Food Authority says GM maize safe
The European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) Scientific Panel onGenetically Modified Organisms (GMO) has published two opinions on genetically modified (GM) maize NK603.The Panel has concluded t...
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http://www.bioscinews.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5535

Committee calls for genetic testing guidelines
The National Health Committee is concerned that the demand for genetic testing will swamp the few laboratories that handle it.The committee wants Health Minister Annette King to set up a plan to ...
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http://www.bioscinews.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5528

Into thin air - Kyoto may not matter after all
Since it was negotiated in Japan in 1997, the Kyoto Protocol, the first treaty that would require countries to curb emissions linked to global warming, has lingered in an indeterminate state, between ...
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http://www.bioscinews.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5532

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