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Proceeding with caution, by Dr Ashraf Choudhary

Proceeding with caution, by Dr Ashraf Choudhary

Nature is the master of genetic shuffling and is constantly sorting and resorting DNA, causing both subtle and profound changes in all living things. People first began their own DNA management thousa... More...

US Govt funds stem cell research

The United States Government announced three small grants on Monday for researchers to examine human embryonic stem cells, saying the research offers huge potentialFederal funding for the work has... More...

High price to pay in banishing risk

A problem with genetic modification is that it invites us to take risks and the 20th century gnawed away our tolerance for risk gone bad, Colin James writes in the New Zealand Herald.Paradoxically... More...

Ethics, what ethics?

‘MaDGE's latest gasp for public attention denigrates women and illustrates what little grasp this group has of reality," Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston, said today. ‘M... More...

Australia cottons on to GM success

Scientific research in Australia has lead to new varieties of cotton that allow farmers to use half the normal amount of chemical pesticides and herbicides.Toowoomba-based scientists are conductin... More...

GM foods as safe as conventional varieties

A recently published United States Government report concludes that foods produced using biotechnology are as safe as conventional foods. There is no scientific evidence to suggest that they pose a lo... More...

No revelations in corngate documents

The massive "Corngate" paper trail continued yesterday with the Government releasing hundreds more pages of documents and e-mails on the issue.The release was in response to a National Party offic... More...

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Government: Delivering Lower Card Fees To Business

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark has today announced the Government’s next steps to reduce merchant service fees, that banks charge businesses when customers use a credit or debit card to pay, which is estimated to save New Zealand businesses ... More>>

SEEK NZ Employment Report: April 2021

OVERVIEW OF APRIL 2021: STATE OF THE NATION: April, for the second consecutive month, saw the highest number of jobs ever advertised on Applications per job ad fell 9% month-on-month (m/m). SEEK job ads were up by 12% m/m. SEEK job ads were ... More>>

Commerce Commission: Warns Genesis Over Business Billing Errors

The Commerce Commission has issued a warning to Genesis Energy Limited about billing errors concerning electricity line charges to business customers. Genesis reported the errors to the Commission. The Commission considers that Genesis is likely to ... More>>

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The Conversation: The Outlook For Coral Reefs Remains Grim Unless We Cut Emissions Fast — New Research

A study of 183 coral reefs worldwide quantified the impacts of ocean warming and acidification on reef growth rates. Even under the lowest emissions scenarios, the future of reefs is not bright. More>>

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

Set against the backdrop of an economy healing from 2020’s annus horribilis , this week’s Financial Stability Report (FSR) from the Reserve Bank (RBNZ) was cautiously reassuring: the country’s financial system is sound, though vulnerabilities remain. More>>