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Open source genetics needed to feed the world


Open source genetics needed to feed the world

This week Australian genetics pioneer Richard Jefferson was recognised by Scientific American, the prestigious international science magazine, as one of the 50 global technology leaders of 2003.Hi... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5426

Report confirms co-existence possible in UK

The Agriculture Biotechnology Council (abc) has welcomed the publication of “Co-existence of GM and non GM arable crops: case study of the UK” by PG Economics.This report adds to the other 2003 re... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5419

EU theatrics obscure anti-biotech agenda

It's not surprising the EU is planning "to consider lifting a five-year ban on biotech products, in an effort to end a long-running trans-Atlantic trade spat over gene-modified crops". But lifting the... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5418

Hawaii working on GM pineapple

Hawaii's pineapple industry is pushing ahead with efforts to engineer a better pineapple genetically, though a commercial version might be five or six years away. The University of Hawaii, whi... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5417

BioLines 49 now available

AfricaBio's monthly digest of the latest biotech information important to Africa, BioLines, is now available. ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5416

New WTO case against Europe called for

The 22 organization of the Agricultural Biotech Planning Committee (ABPC), including the National Food Processors Association (NFPA), have called on the United States Government to file a new World Tr... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5422

GM reviewer defends appointment

An academic heading a review on the commercial release of GM canola in Victoria says he has not been near a grain silo in years but that it will not affect his ability to assess the issue.The revi... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5424

UK firm plans stem cell trial

A British company is planning human trials of a new technique which it says can transform white blood cells into stem cells that can be used to treat leukaemia and a range of other diseases. Londo... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5423

Scientists create radiation eating microbe

Scientists are working to perfect a "superbug" that they think can help clean up toxic wastes at thousands of radioactive nuclear sites around the world. The mighty microbe, nicknamed "Conan th... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5420


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