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BioScience News Daily Highlights - 9 Dec.

Daily Highlights

1. EU fails to lift biotech food ban
2. Nanotech ethics debated
3. Benefits of Golden Rice witheld by regulations, creator says
4. US renews push for global cloning ban
5. National Day Of Vandalism
6. China commits to biotech research
7. Volcanic bateria set to speed up DNA testing
8. Insurers hold off genetic test requirement

EU fails to lift biotech food ban
A divided European Union failed to agree on lifting its 5-year-old moratorium on new biotech foods, dragging out a dispute that Washington charges violates world trade rules and contributes to starvat...

Nanotech ethics debated
Scientists, engineers, and government officials must confront head-on the ethical and societal implications of nanoscience and nanotechnology in order to keep the field from falling victim to the obst...

Benefits of Golden Rice witheld by regulations, creator says
Biotechnology is being starved of the opportunity to show its real worth, according to WA scientists gathered at an address by the Swiss developer of golden rice, Professor Ingo Potrykus, during 10th ...

US renews push for global cloning ban
The Bush administration and its allies revive their bid in the United Nations General Assembly on Monday to enact a global treaty banning all forms of human cloning, including research on cloning huma...

National Day Of Vandalism
Following the declaration of a "People's Moratorium" when the GE moratorium was lifted by the Government, a group called the People's Moratorium Enforcement Agency was formed which has now declared wh...

China commits to biotech research
The Chinese government attaches great importance to the research on biotechnology and over 130 transgenic species involving more than 100 kinds of genes are under research.China has been among the...

Volcanic bateria set to speed up DNA testing
A bacterium found in a vent in the side of Antarctica's only active volcano, Mount Erebus, is set to revolutionise DNA testing by making it much faster. The organism uses an enzyme to protect and ...

Insurers hold off genetic test requirement
The Australian insurance industry's practice of not requiring genetic tests from people applying for life insurance is to be kept in place for another two years.The Australian Competition and Cons...

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