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Can sequences turn a profit?

By | May 16, 2002

The public release of the draft mouse genome sequence reopens the debate on the commercial viability of genome sequencing.

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2002 Royal Society Fellows

By | May 13, 2002

The UK's Royal Society has announced the election of 42 new Fellows and six Foreign Members.

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Smallpox debate flares again

By | May 9, 2002

World Health Assembly to decide whether to keep or destroy deadly virus.

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2002 National Academy Fellows

By | May 1, 2002

The US National Academy of Sciences today announced the election of 72 new members.

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Mexican study confirms GM contamination of maize

By | May 1, 2002

Mexican researchers are set to publish evidence supporting the hotly disputed claims of GM contamination of the Mexican maize crop.

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Bargain-basement research

By | April 26, 2002

A hard-hitting new report says Britain has some of the best scientists in the world but not the research funding to match.

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Hague meeting targets biopiracy

By | April 24, 2002

The UN Biodiversity Congress last week produced guidelines to curb biopiracy but they don't satisfy ecoactivists.

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Support for use of animals in research

By | April 24, 2002

The UK government has set out in full for the first time its policy on the use of animals in medical research.

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2002 Gairdner International Awards announced

By | April 23, 2002

The 2002 awards recognize the impact of genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics.

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Wilson leaves UPenn's gene therapy institute

By | April 23, 2002

Director oversaw experiment that led to death of 18-year-old patient in 1999.

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