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1. Milking goats for malaria vaccine
2. UK to approve commercial GM planting soon, sources say
3. EU economy suffers from GM moratorium, study finds
4. Blis trials show promise
5. Skepticism over cloned embryo claims
6. China approves first SARS vaccine
7. Bioethics report makes no recommendations, yet
8. Modern food scares vs reality

Milking goats for malaria vaccine
A herd of transgenic goats in Massachusetts could save millions of lives, claim the biotechnologists who developed them. Their milk contains the key ingredient of a malaria vaccine, say the resear...

UK to approve commercial GM planting soon, sources say
The UK Government will next month approve the commercial growing of genetically modified (GM) crops in Britain for the first time, inside sources say. But Ministers will impose strict conditi...

EU economy suffers from GM moratorium, study finds
A study of the Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) in Belgium argues that Europe has missed out economically through the ban on genetically modified (GM) crops.Matty Demont ...

Blis trials show promise
Dunedin-based biotechnology company Blis Technologies has announced an initial anti-bad breath trial of its K12 Throat Guard product has been successful. The product replaces depleted or unhealthy...

Skepticism over cloned embryo claims
Scientists are sceptical about news that a woman is pregnant with a cloned human embryo and are challenging the maverick fertility expert to prove it. Dr Panos Zavos, who is based in the U.S., sai...

China approves first SARS vaccine
Chinese authorities have approved the world's first anti-SARS vaccine for clinical testing, state media reported. Following the State Food and Drug Administration's approval of the vaccine, testin...

Bioethics report makes no recommendations, yet
The President's Council on Bioethics released its first report on stem cell research at a meeting last week. But unlike one of its noteworthy predecessors, the new report, Monitoring Stem Cell Researc...

Modern food scares vs reality
Modern food scares tend to have very little to do with real adverse effects upon human health, Jennie Bristow writes in Spiked. The contradictory character of most modern food scares indic...

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