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1. Family taking on Dupont over birth defects
2. Russia says Kyoto delaying accusations unfair
3. New company aims to breed super-stag
4. Scientists find genetic markers for leprosy
5. Top ten technologies to improve global health
6. No scientific case to ban GM crops, report finds
7. Europe to face GM issue this week
8. Bird flu appears to resist mainstream drugs, WHO says


Family taking on Dupont over birth defects
A Christchurch family fighting for compensation from international chemical manufacturer Dupont say they are seeing some progress at last. For more than nine years Mark and Karen Ison have been se...
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Russia says Kyoto delaying accusations unfair
Russia says it is not alone in delaying approval of the Kyoto Protocol and any suggestion it was holding up the environmental treaty aimed at cutting greenhouse gases was unfair. Officials say the...
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New company aims to breed super-stag
The search for the perfect stag is on. Claiming its the next big step up for our deer industry, dairy herd genetic improvement firm Livestock Improvement has established a new deer breeding company, D...
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Scientists find genetic markers for leprosy
Scientists say they have identified two DNA patterns that might help identify people most likely to catch leprosy, a highly infectious but curable disease.The genetic markers could be easily found...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=5940

Top ten technologies to improve global health
Researchers at the University of Toronto's Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) conducted a study to identify 10 genomic and other biotechnologies that have the potential to improve global health within f...
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No scientific case to ban GM crops, report finds
A further barrier to the commercial planting of GM crops in Britain was lifted yesterday when the Government's science review confirmed advice that separate varieties should be considered as individua...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=5934

Europe to face GM issue this week
European Commissioners will this week tackle the sensitive issue of genetic modification in Europe, for the first time in four years.The discussion will take in a wealth of EU policies on genetica...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=5931

Bird flu appears to resist mainstream drugs, WHO says
A few tests have turned up a disturbing problem with the avian influenza virus that is spreading in Asia: the strain appears resistant to one of the two main classes of drugs used to fight influenza v...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=5927

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