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BioScience News & Advocate Daily Highlights

1. NZ donor rules under review
2. Lack of clear regulations hindering biotech, Pew says
3. Contracts and patents limit vaccine to rich countries
4. IVF authority proposes equal rights for single women & lesbians
5. Scientists sign petition against EU directive
6. Welcoming weeds back
7. German risk assessment body stands by GM food Bill


NZ donor rules under review
A select committee is currently considering whether to end anonymity for sperm and egg donors in New Zealand.The proposal to give children conceived from donated eggs or sperm the right to find ou...
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Lack of clear regulations hindering biotech, Pew says
Researchers are using biotechnology to develop genetically modified (GM)insects for a wide variety of purposes, including fighting insect-borne diseases like malaria and controlling destructive insect...
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Contracts and patents limit vaccine to rich countries
Drug company contracts and intellectual property rights are impeding efforts to ensure an outbreak of bird flu in Vietnam does not result in a deadly human pandemic.All the victims so far got the ...
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IVF authority proposes equal rights for single women & lesbians
Single and lesbian women living in the United Kingdom would be given the same rights to IVF treatment as heterosexual couples, under proposals from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority....
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Scientists sign petition against EU directive
Thousands of European scientists have signed a petition against a European Union directive aimed at increasing the scrutiny of clinical trials, saying new red tape could smother independent medical re...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=5910

Welcoming weeds back
A committee of the California legislature recently voted to ban hand-weeding on the State's commercial farms, Denis T Avery writes. California wants its weeds controlled without anybody having to ...
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German risk assessment body stands by GM food Bill
Germanys' Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) says it has received a dramatic increase in inquiries about the safety of genetically modified food, after the adoption of a Bill last week enforc...
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