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Nobel winning geneticist to visit NZ HortResearch studies secrets of better tasting fruit First Cartagena meeting next week Ethical debate over research funding heats up Umbilical stem cells offer hope for spinal injuries German biotech regs an offensive against innovation

Nobel winning geneticist to visit NZ The Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution based at Massey University is hosting a visit by renowned geneticist Professor Jim Watson.The Nobel laureate is credited, along with Fra... More... http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6300

HortResearch studies secrets of better tasting fruit State-owned HortResearch is genetically modifying a standard plant to work out which genes produce better flavours, shapes or colours in fruit. HortResearch scientist Dr Robin MacDiarmid told ... More... http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6304

First Cartagena meeting next week Governments that have signed the United Nations Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety - a pact protecting natural biological diversity from organisms modified by modern biotechnology - will meet for the fir... More... http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6306

Ethical debate over research funding heats up Scientists who receive financial support from the tobacco industry will soon be barred from receiving grants from the American Cancer Society, which awards about $125-million annually. For academic sc... More... http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6308

Umbilical stem cells offer hope for spinal injuries There could be fresh hope for sufferers of spinal injuries.Overseas research has shown that stem cells from umbilical cord blood may hold the key to recovery - a prospect which has doctors in New ... More... http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6310

German biotech regs an offensive against innovation The biotech industry and environmental groups have both attacked the German government for the manner in which it last week (February 11) gave the green light to genetically modified (GM) farming.... More... http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6302

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Onetai Station: Overseas Investment Office Puts Ceol & Muir On Notice

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has issued a formal warning to Ceol & Muir and its owners, Argentinian brothers Rafael and Federico Grozovsky, for failing to provide complete and accurate information when they applied to buy Onetai Station in 2013. More>>

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Tomorrow, The UN: Feds President Takes Reins At World Farming Body

Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston has been appointed acting president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) at a meeting in Geneva overnight. More>>

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I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>

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Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>

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Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>

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Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>

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