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BioScience News Daily Highlights 21st January

Daily Highlights

1. NZ to join global cattle ID meeting
2. World's largest solar power station to open in Germany
3. Synchrotron development on track in Melbourne
4. Earth entering unchartered waters
5. Panel advises stricter rules for biotech crops & animals
6. Researchers urge science-based approach to UK policy on GM crops
7. FRST announces new CEO
8. SARS vaccine to be tested by China

NZ to join global cattle ID meeting
Five of the world's major beef producing countries are investigating a uniform cattle identification scheme, to improve the traceability of diseased animals around the world. Cattle Council Presid...
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World's largest solar power station to open in Germany
The world's biggest solar power station will be connected to the German electricity grid at the end of July near the eastern city of Leipzig, the firms involved in the project said.Made up of 33,5...
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Synchrotron development on track in Melbourne
The Victorian Government says construction of the Australian Synchrotron at Clayton in Melbourne is on track and on budget. Scientists will use the synchrotron to see tiny particles, too small for...
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Earth entering unchartered waters
The Earth has entered a new era, one in which human beings may be the dominant force, say four environmental leaders. In the International Herald Tribune, they say the uncertainty, magnitude and s...
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Panel advises stricter rules for biotech crops & animals
With genetic engineering becoming increasingly common, a United States advisory panel issued a note of caution on Tuesday, urging more attention to methods of preventing the inadvertent spread of engi...
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Researchers urge science-based approach to UK policy on GM crops
More than 150 scientists from across the world, including Nobel laureate of DNA structure fame James Watson, signed a letter delivered to British Prime Minister Tony Blair drawing attention to "the po...
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FRST announces new CEO
The government agency that funds most of New Zealand's research, science and technology has a new Chief Executive. He's Murray Bain who is currently Assistant Governor at the Reserve Bank.Announci...
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SARS vaccine to be tested by China
The Chinese government has approved a series of tests of a new vaccine against the SARS virus.State television said on Tuesday that the Chinese volunteers chosen for the tests are healthy adults a...
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