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GM Discussion : September 15, 2003

GM Discussion : September 15, 2003

GM fish produce Hepatitis vaccine
GM homes could use NZ trees
NZ researchers make bone disease discovery
NZ discovers cancer gene family
Biotenz News Update - 11 September 2003
Bob Brockie responds
Pink bras cannot stop GM progress
Campaign asks unborn to vote


GM fish produce Hepatitis vaccine

Researchers in Singapore have created zebrafish that produce vaccines in their muscles, and they say the technology could be extended to popular food fish, such as salmon, to do away with the pain of ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4768

GM homes could use NZ trees

British building researchers believe that people will be building houses out of genetically modified materials within 10 years. Dr Jeremy Hodge of Britain's Building Research Establishment told th... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4767

NZ researchers make bone disease discovery

New Zealand researchers have discovered a rare gene mutation responsible for progressively crippling three siblings in an Auckland family. The Auckland University-Auckland Hospital team is using t... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4766

NZ discovers cancer gene family

A discovery that could lead to a new way to fight cancer has been made by Otago researchers.In what is believed to be a world first, they have found that a small family of genes is common to many ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4762

Biotenz News Update - 11 September 2003

The latest issue of Biotenz News Update has been posted to the Biotenz website Index:NZ to Feature at World ExpoCancer Specialist to Address ConferenceDistinguished Scientist to Address C... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4760

Bob Brockie responds

My recent Madge column, in which I wrote that fears of genetically modified crops and food are groundless, has upset several readers, Bob Brockie writes in the Dominion Post.Most of my account was... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4757

Pink bras cannot stop GM progress

It's risky to offer sympathy to any government, I suppose. Fending off criticism keeps the buggers on their toes. But I can't help feeling sorry for Helen Clark's lot at the moment, having to stave of... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4755

Campaign asks unborn to vote

A new anti-GE petition backed by the Green Party allows mothers to sign on behalf of their unborn children, writes Jonathan Milne in the Sunday Star Times. The Take 5 campaign charges 50c for Kiwi... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4754

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