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GM Discussion : November 13, 2003

GM Discussion : November 13, 2003

1. Expert speaks to MPs considering HART Bill
2. NZ Herald opinion draws response
3. Ombudsman upholds food regs ruling
4. Vatican concludes GM conference
5. Longevity linked to cholesterol gene

Expert speaks to MPs considering HART Bill
A senior biologist says Parliament could be held hostage to irrational people if it was given the power to decide what sort of cloning experiments should go ahead. Professor David Green told MPs c...
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NZ Herald opinion draws response
An opinion piece published earlier this week on the effect of lifting the GM moratorium on New Zealand’s image by Herald columnist Barbara Sumner Burstyn has drawn responses from a number of informed ...
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http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5316

Ombudsman upholds food regs ruling
A trans-Tasman body responsible for food regulations has thrown a secrecy order over its decisions after blocking attempts to get papers on food labelling made public. Health Minister Annette King...
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http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5318

Vatican concludes GM conference
The Vatican concluded a two-day conference on genetically modified organisms Tuesday with a discussion of the moral implications of tinkering with creation by splicing genes to make new plants and ani...
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http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5322

Longevity linked to cholesterol gene
Some humans live to an exceptionally old age partly because of a variation of a gene that decelerates the creation of so-called bad cholesterol, according to a study. Researchers at Harvard Univer...
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http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5320

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