Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Dog Genome Assembled

href="http://www.bio.com/newsfeatures/newsfeatures_research.jhtml?
cid=2200001" target=_blank>The first draft of the dog genome sequence
has been deposited into free public databases for use by biomedical and
veterinary researchers around the globe, the National Human Genome
Research Institute (NHGRI), one of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH), announced


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Nearly 2,000 growers across 18 U.S. states are among the first to plant YieldGard® Plus corn

target=_blank>Monsanto is conducting the field demonstration program
this growing season. The program will provide participating growers an
opportunity to see first-hand results of the technology’s performance
in local corn hybrids. Demonstration locations participating in the
program will be marked by field signs.

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Chinese scientists calling for stricter regulations on GM organisms in China

target=_blank>Chinese scientists are calling for stricter regulations
on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in China, saying the spread of
the GMOs has become so rapid that regulation is required to minimize
any possible risks they may pose to human health and the
environment.


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APEC officials discuss biotech strategies

href="http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/detail.asp?ID=50786&GRP=E"
target=_blank>The afternoon panel of the 2004 APEC Biotechnology
Conference held yesterday saw health officials from New Zealand,
Chinese Taipei and the Philippines discuss biotechnology strategies and
developments in their respective countries and regions.


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MLC calls for GM crop location to be public

target=_blank>The Australian Democrats are calling for information on
the location of genetically modified (GM) canola crops to be made
publicly available.


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EU deadlocks on imports of genetically modified corn

target=_blank>European Union governments deadlocked yesterday on an
application to allow imports of a herbicide-resistant corn for human
consumption, but the bloc's executive body approved the same product's
use for animal feed.


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'Designer babies': Relax the rules?

target=_blank>The rules governing 'designer babies' may soon be relaxed
to allow more screening and embryo selection.


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East African Countries Fail to Sign Genetic Plan

target=_blank>UGANDA, Kenya and Tanzania are among countries that have
not signed an agreement to set up an international fund to support the
conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.


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Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Bioinformatics and Comparative Genomics

From the O'Reilly MacDev Center

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FBI HARASSMENT CONTINUES--ARTIST FACES 20-YEAR CHARGES

The defendants were charged not with bioterrorism, as listed on the Joint Terrorism Task Force's original search warrant and subpoenas, but with a glorified version of "petty larceny," in the words of Kurtz attorney Paul Cambria. The laws under which the indictments were obtained are normally used against those defrauding others of money or property, as in telemarketing schemes.

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EU projects develops GM plant vaccines

The European Commission is providing 12 million euro under the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) for a new project aimed at using genetically modified (GM) plants to grow vaccines against rabies, tuberculosis, diabetes and HIV.

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Monsanto Co. wins OK in Argentina to sell biotech corn that survives Roundup

The St. Louis-based agricultural biotechnology company said the South American country's government on Tuesday authorized the use of Monsanto's NK603 corn.

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Genomics Momentum 2004 Conference

An international conference on genomics, entitled 'Genomics Momentum 2004 - genomics for our world', will take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, from 30 August to 1 September.

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'DNA Fingerprinting' Trend Threatens Genetic Privacy, Due Process

Genetics and crime fighting are becoming as intertwined as the DNA double helix. But that quickly evolving collaboration has taken a dangerous new twist.

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Twin Girls Share Gene Pool, Different Birth Mothers

Twin Girls Share Gene Pool, Different Birth Mothers

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U.S. pushing ahead with stem cell bank plan

The U.S. government plans to open a "national bank" to better grow the only embryonic stem cells eligible for government-funded research, holding firm against critics who want Bush administration restrictions on the controversial cells lifted.

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