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BioScience News & Advocate Daily Highlights

1. Realising potential of biotech
2. Ban cowboy cloners, Lord May says
3. Mad cow and madder organic agriculture
4. Argentine soy exports up, Monsanto not amused
5. Biotech firms urge Canada to uphold patent law
6. Breakthrough for burn victims

Realising potential of biotech
Just before Christmas, the Environmental Risk Management Authority, charged with deciding on applications to introduce hazardous substances or new organisms, approved another biotechnology trial, The ...

Ban cowboy cloners, Lord May says
Maverick scientists attempting to clone humans should be outlawed across the world, a leading expert has said. Lord Robert May, President of the UK Royal Society, said "cowboy cloners" caused great ...

Mad cow and madder organic agriculture
One cow known to be infected with BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy, a.k.a. mad cow disease) has set-off such a blizzard of comment that one hates to imagine what the response would have been had ...

Argentine soy exports up, Monsanto not amused
Booming soy exports may be a boon to Argentina's convalescent economy, but Monsanto has stopped selling its Roundup Ready soybean seeds because a sharp rise in black-market sales of genetically modifi...

Biotech firms urge Canada to uphold patent law
Representatives for scientists and biotech firms warned Tuesday that companies could abandon Canada unless the Supreme Court upholds a patent for canola that has been modified to resist a certain type...

Breakthrough for burn victims
Spanish scientists have discovered a method for regenerating the skin of burn victims by using only a stamp-size sample of their healthy skin.The daily El Pais paper reports a sample of about two ...

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