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Daily Highlights
1. Biosafety protocol now operational
2. Chile considering extending biotech range
3. Uganda gives cautious approval to GM imports
4. Gene test aims to help families with rare condition
5. Chicken genome published
6. Cheaper fuel hinders energy efficiency

Biosafety protocol now operational
The 87 member states of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, which entered into force in September 2003, have adopted documentation requirements and other procedures for promoting the safety of intern...

Chile considering extending biotech range
Chile is considering expanding its current production of genetically modified products to include foods beyond its present seed output, Agriculture Minister Jaime Campos said Monday in a statement ahe...

Uganda gives cautious approval to GM imports
The Ugandan government has announced that genetically modified (GM) foods can be imported into the country - but that they should be used " strictly for consumption", and not for cultivation. ...

Gene test aims to help families with rare condition
"Uncle Joe woke up from minor surgery packed in ice." That's more than interesting family gossip. It's an ominous clue that Joe's relatives are at risk of a rare, inherited condition that can make...

Chicken genome published
The chicken joined the likes of people, chimpanzees, mice and the roundworm on Monday, with its genetic code mapped out and published for all to see. The National Human Genome Research Institute, ...

Cheaper fuel hinders energy efficiency
Oil price shocks in the 1970s and the resulting energy policies did considerably more to control growth in energy demand and CO2 emissions than energy and climate policies implemented in the 1990s....

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