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1. Fear a major barrier to advance of biomedicine - Spiked online debate
2. Ethics and research, where do we draw the line?
3. New regs for biotech food in SA
4. OGTR issues early-bird notification for GM cotton
5. Living antibiotic studied
6. WHO fears human-to-human transmission of bird-flu
7. Mass culling of birds vital, FAO says


Fear a major barrier to advance of biomedicine - Spiked online debate
Fear of the unknown has become one of the major barriers to social, scientific and technological advance', Helene Guldberg as managing editor of spiked writes. We are living in an increasingly r...
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Ethics and research, where do we draw the line?
Don Love's goal is to create a transgenic fish in which a fatal muscle-wasting disease can be turned on and off by a drug. The Auckland University biologist aims to help people suffering from rare...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6024

New regs for biotech food in SA
The South African health ministry has published new regulations on labelling genetically modified food, drawing fire from industry as well as activists who do not want genetically engineered food on t...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6023

OGTR issues early-bird notification for GM cotton
The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has received an application under section 40 of the Gene Technology Act 2000 (the Act) which, if approved, would involve a limited and controlled rel...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6026

Living antibiotic studied
Predatory bacteria could be harnessed to tackle infections in place of antibiotics, claim researchers. German and UK experts believe the Bdellovibrio bacterium could be useful in an age of diminis...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6028

WHO fears human-to-human transmission of bird-flu
Two sisters in Vietnam have died after contracting the deadly bird flu virus - possibly from their brother - marking the first human-to-human transmissions recorded in the current epidemic, the UN's h...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6029

Mass culling of birds vital, FAO says
The success of eradication of bird flu in affected countries in Asia heavily depends on mass culling, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today."Mass culling in affected areas is c...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6018

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