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BioScience News and Advocate Daily Highlights 23/3

Daily Highlights
1. Future of biotech depends on government
2. Govt advisor backs GM canola trial
3. Science backs fertiliser-starfish link
4. Genes give clues to disease progress
5. Female genes may hinder attempts to stop smoking
6. Reason triumphs over fear in the UK
7. Seeds of biotech food revolution in Europe

Future of biotech depends on government
The Bracks Government in Australia needs to show leadership on biotechnology and permit the next stage of trials for biotech canola, Mike Nahan writes in the Herald-Sun.The Government is sp...

Govt advisor backs GM canola trial
Australia's first commercial crop of genetically modified canola could be planted within weeks after a NSW government advisory committee voted to recommend a 3500ha trial go ahead. The trial, ...

Science backs fertiliser-starfish link
Science has come up with some numbers to back the long-held belief that nutrients washing out to sea trigger crown-of-thorns starfish outbreaks on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.Dr Glenn De'ath of...

Genes give clues to disease progress
Taking a snapshot of gene activity can help doctors gauge how well leukaemia patients are likely to respond to treatment. Scientists have found that certain genes play a key role. Tests have sho...

Female genes may hinder attempts to stop smoking
A woman's genes may scupper any attempts to give up smoking using a nicotine patch, a study suggests. Researchers at Oxford University found nicotine patch therapy had no effect in women with a part...

Reason triumphs over fear in the UK
The best-selling American author Bill Bryson is a devoted Anglophile who has written lovingly about life in Britain: "The fact is that this is still the best place in the world for most things--to pos...

Seeds of biotech food revolution in Europe
The food industry is showing increased interest in selling genetically-modified foods in spite of continued scepticism among European consumers, the head of a big USbiotechnology company insisted this...

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