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BioScience News & Advocate Daily Highlights 2/3/04

Daily Highlights
1. Trash to fuel technology gaining favour
2. MAF confident apple moth on the run
3. Journals plan code of conduct
4. US cloning council revamped
5. Bioinformatics launch boost for research
6. Is biotechnology losing its nerve?

Trash to fuel technology gaining favour
Got garbage? Toxic trash? Zap it with a torch three times hotter than the sun and gather the resulting gas to fuel pollution-free cars and home power units. It may seem like an idea out of a mad s...

MAF confident apple moth on the run
The destructive painted apple moth, which arrived in Auckland from Australia several years ago, is on the run, say biosecurity officials. The massive programme to eradicate the pest from Auckland ...

Journals plan code of conduct
Medical journals should have a code of conduct, similar to that which governs newspapers, an ethics body has said. A draft code has been set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics. British Me...

US cloning council revamped
United States' President George W Bush has reshuffled his advisory council on cloning and related medical issues, adding a prominent neurosurgeon known for his work on conjoined twins and two conserva...

Bioinformatics launch boost for research
Agresearch, the Government's biggest science company, has set up a centre to support the use of computers in biotechnology, medical and ecological research. The official launch today of the Bioinf...

Is biotechnology losing its nerve?
New York Times writer, Andrew Pollack writes: As a founder of four biotechnology companies, Dennis A. Carson can practically write an encyclopedia entry on risk. After all, his first start-up, a gene ...

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