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BioScience News and Advocate Daily Highlights 25/2

Daily Highlights
1. British MPs call for cloning debate
2. China opens door to US biotech trade
3. Biotech issue put to public vote in California
4. Global drying predicted
5. Pilot plant turning coal into hydrogen gas
6. Nelson people asked to take part in community conference on biotechnology
7. EU bans US poultry

British MPs call for cloning debate
British MPs are calling for a public debate on human cloning in the light of recent advances in cloning technology. The House of Commons' science and technology committee is questioning whether ex...

China opens door to US biotech trade
The Chinese government announced Monday that it had approved the import of genetically modified crops, a victory for the American biotech industry that will make it easier for the United States to exp...

Biotech issue put to public vote in California
It's corporate PR versus activist PR in California's Mendocino County where the two forces are in a battle over biotechnology.Ross Irvine writes that on March 2, county voters will decide the futu...

Global drying predicted
A body of pollution identified in the skies above Asia is threatening to engulf the Middle East and make the planet a drier place, according to a leading environmental scientist.Veerabhadran Raman...

Pilot plant turning coal into hydrogen gas
Widely seen as the best hope of survival for the nation's coal sector as regulatory constraints on greenhouse gas emissions begin to biteAssociate Energy Minister Harry Duynhoven today fired up a hy...

Nelson people asked to take part in community conference on biotechnology
Nelson has been chosen as one of two places where the Bioethics Council will hold community conferences to explore people's views on the use of human genes in other organisms.The community confere...

EU bans US poultry
The European Commission has decided to slap a one-month ban on imports of chicks and eggs from the United States after the discovery of bird flu in Texas. A Texas chicken flock was diagnosed with ...

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