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BioScience News and Advocate Daily Highlights 17/3

Daily Highlights
1. Sir William Pickering, a great New Zealander
2. UK Chancellor launches science stragegy
3. Genesis Research looks for Aussie partner
4. NSW groups await GM trial decision
5. Northern Ireland takes precautionary approach
6. GM may reduce effect of global warming, scientist says
7. Wales could still veto GM maize


Sir William Pickering, a great New Zealander
"Sir William Pickering was one of the outstanding scientific talents New Zealand has produced, Research Science and Technology Minister Pete Hodgson said today."He stood alongside our Nobel Prize ...
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UK Chancellor launches science stragegy
Chancellor Gordon Brown has launched a consultation document on a 10-year investment strategy for science and engineering in the United Kingdom. Speaking to senior industry figures, he pledged to ...
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Genesis Research looks for Aussie partner
New Zealand's biggest listed biotech company, Genesis Research & Development, wants to merge with other Australasian companies. Genesis chief executive Jim Watson told Vision Conferences' biotec...
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NSW groups await GM trial decision
Green groups fear NSW's three-year ban on genetically modified (GM) crops could be undone by a 3500 hectare "trial" planting of the new generation seeds. The NSW Agricultural Advisory Council on G...
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Northern Ireland takes precautionary approach
Angela Smith, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, has outlined Northern Ireland's policy on the cultivation of GM crops.The Minister said: "We will take a precautionary step-by-step approach t...
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GM may reduce effect of global warming, scientist says
Genetic engineering might offer a way of reducing the impact of global warming on indigenous species of plants and trees, a scientist said on Tuesday. Simon Thornton-Wood, head of science at Brita...
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Wales could still veto GM maize
Plans to allow farmers to grow a form of genetically- modified maize in Britain could still be foiled in Wales. UK Environment Secretary Margaret Beckett will need the signature of her Welsh c...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6826

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