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Daily Highlights Greenhouse gas guru in NZ


Daily Highlights Greenhouse gas guru in NZ

Weak patent laws endanger local research, drug chief claims AUT Professor in deal with Aussie biotech giant Iowa leader backs biotech crop idea Optimism over GM salmon Trans-Tasman forest research deal signed

Greenhouse gas guru in NZ A leading international greenhouse gas scientist is in New Zealand to examine our system for estimating nitrous oxide emissions.Despite our clean, green image, New Zealand has a unique greenhouse ... More... http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=7004

Weak patent laws endanger local research, drug chief claims Weak patent protection for brandname drugs is undermining the Government's aim to create a knowledge-based economy, the head of a major pharmaceutical company claims. Mark Crotty, New Zealand gene... More... http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6992

AUT Professor in deal with Aussie biotech giant A former worker in the Auckland Blood Centre has developed a molecule that could improve the accuracy of thousands of blood-group testing machines around the world. Former technician Steve Henry, ... More... http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6991

Iowa leader backs biotech crop idea A man who might be the next Vice-President of the United States would like to see New Zealand growing genetically modified "pharma-crops" in the American off-season. Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack, one... More... http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6990

Optimism over GM salmon A Canadian firm developing genetically modified fish says it aims to apply for regulatory approval by the end of 2004. Aqua Bounty has developed salmon which grow several times faster than normal. ... More... http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6996

Trans-Tasman forest research deal signed Minister for Research, Science and Technology Pete Hodgson and the Australian Government's Minister for Science, Hon. Peter McGauran, are pleased to announce today the formation of a major joint ventu... More... http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6984


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