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BioScience News and Advocate Daily Highlights 13/2

Daily Highlights
1. Mixed reaction to Korean clone announcement
2. India to open DNA research centre
3. Hemp could save sea from sewage
4. Biotech decisions too important to leave to experts
5. Forget Kyoto, world energy council says
6. EC to ask for GM corn approval


Mixed reaction to Korean clone announcement
South Korean scientists have cloned several human embryos and managed to extract valuable stem cells from one, an achievement welcomed by scientists but condemned by embryo research opponents.The ...
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India to open DNA research centre
A $5m (£2.6m) research centre in India aims to identify patterns of genetic disorders among Indians by placing the country's health data on to computer. The centre, to be located in the southern cit...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6210

Hemp could save sea from sewage
Hemp crops can be used to mop up troublesome sewage effluent that would otherwise be dumped at sea, say Australian researchers.A team led by eco-technologist Dr Keith Bolton from Southern Cross Un...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6209

Biotech decisions too important to leave to experts
Decisions about biotechnology are too important to be left solely to government, business or science. Sir Paul Reeves, Chair of Toi te Taiao: the Bioethics Council said today.Sir Paul was launchin...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6196

Forget Kyoto, world energy council says
The Kyoto climate treaty is irrelevant and it is time to move on and boost investment in reliable, clean energy for the future, although prices will rise, a leading international energy official said ...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6198

EC to ask for GM corn approval
The European Commission on Wednesday will ask national governments to approve the sale of a gene-modified corn made by Monsanto Co., pressing ahead with efforts to lift the region's six-year ban on ne...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6201


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