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BioScience News and Advocate Daily Highlights 15/4

Daily Highlights
1. Art meets science in wine research
2. New light on HRT
3. Science based system means real choice for Europe
4. Syngenta receives fifth patent for Bt corn
5. GM crops have much to offer, Professor says
6. Marine genetics could boost food supply

Art meets science in wine research
The art of making a sauvignon blanc that tastes and smells just right is about to become a science. The Government's science funding agency, the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology, ha...
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New light on HRT
Two studies of hormone replacement therapy, both halted because of adverse results, show the drugs do not prevent heart disease and other chronic conditions. But health experts said the therapy ap...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=7267

Science based system means real choice for Europe
On April 18th 2004, the most comprehensive labelling and traceability system for GM products in the world comes into effect. These rules were established by the EU Commission, the Parliament and the C...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=7263

Syngenta receives fifth patent for Bt corn
The United States Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, DC has issued US Patent No. 6,720,488. This patent is the fifth in a series of transgenic patents issued to Syngenta in the field of...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=7262

GM crops have much to offer, Professor says
Professor John Hillman, the director of the Scottish Crop Research Institute, believes that conventional agriculture has done a good job of feeding most of the world's population. Given the ch...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=7260

Marine genetics could boost food supply
A professor, whose past work includes crossbreeding oysters, is hoping to boost fish populations in the name of world hunger. In search of a way to create an unlimited food supply led Dennis H...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=7258


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