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BioScience News and Advocate Daily Highlights 5/3

Daily Highlights
1. EU supports environmental protection
2. DNA chip will catch beefed-up chicken
3. Scientists deny vaccine-autism link
4. UK scientists back GM maize
5. Maui considering GM regulations
6. Patent laws lag behind, experts say
7. Japan calls in army to help combat bird flu

EU supports environmental protection
The European Commission has adopted a plan to support technologies that combine the potential to protect the environment and drive economic growth. Examples of these 'environmental technologies' range...

DNA chip will catch beefed-up chicken
A single test can now reveal the presence of meat from any of 32 different species in food samples, enabling a wide range of important questions to be answered.These include whether chicken has be...

Scientists deny vaccine-autism link
Ten scientists who worked on the research that triggered the MMR scare now say that there is no association between the triple jab and autism in children.Thirteen co-authors wrote the paper publis...

UK scientists back GM maize
In a significant boost to the prospects for GM crops in the UK, scientists say GM maize will be better for wildlife even after a key chemical is withdrawn. The scientists, writing in the journ...

Maui considering GM regulations
A Maui County Council committee wades into the emotional fray regarding GMOs when members consider a resolution to ask the state to establish local advisory boards that would bring the community more ...

Patent laws lag behind, experts say
An Australian Government inquiry triggered by conflicts between the owners of gene patents and scientists doing basic genetic research has recommended changes to the country's patent laws.The Aust...

Japan calls in army to help combat bird flu
Japanese authorities have confirmed the nation's third bird flu outbreak since 1925 at a large poultry farm in Tanba, Kyoto Prefecture, 400 kilometres south-west of Tokyo. Officials said a 120-str...

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