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Gene associated with increased stroke risk


Gene associated with increased stroke risk

Researchers in Iceland have identified a gene associated with increased risk for stroke, the third leading cause of death in developed countries that kills 160,000 people each year in the United State... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4827

Patents stir up the locals

Academics in Wellington are angry at an Australian genetics firm which is trying to force hospitals and research institutions to pay licensing fees for DNA diagnostic tests, writes LSN correspondent ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4826

Pork body says BSE threat to entire meat industry

The BSE crisis in Canada's beef industry is reaching far beyond that sector and now threatens the entire meat industry, according to Alberta Pork, the organization representing that province's 1,800 p... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4825

Call for ban on human cloning

Scientists from around the world are to call for an international ban on the cloning of humans. Only a few countries, including the UK, have so far outlawed it. All attempts to introduce a world-w... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4823

New report condemns biased GM surveys

A report released by Otago University School of Business researchers casts a new light on assertions about impacts of GM on New Zealand trade prospects.The report's authors, John Knight, David Hol... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4822


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Commerce Commission: Warns Genesis Over Business Billing Errors

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The Conversation: Why Now Would Be A Good Time For The Reserve Bank Of New Zealand To Publish Stress Test Results For Individual Banks

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Reserve Bank: Concerned About New Zealand's Rising House Prices

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