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Systems biology research centre to be built in Singapore

By | July 6, 2001

A new research centre is being established in Singapore that will use a multidisciplinary approach to study systems biology.

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Royal Society calls for moratorium on human reproductive cloning

By | June 26, 2001

has called for an international moratorium on human reproductive cloning.

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Argument over bacterial gene transfer to humans resolved

By | June 22, 2001

An alternative analysis of the human genome sequence information refutes the assertion that genes have been transferred directly from bacteria to man.

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Aventis science books prize winners announced

By | June 13, 2001

A book about the mysteries of the World's Oceans scoops science's most prestigious literary award.

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2001 Royal Society Fellows

By | May 14, 2001

LONDON The UK Royal Society today announced the election of 42 Fellows, 6 Foreign Members and 1 Honorary Fellow for 2001. Those elected to the distinguished organization today include: Richard Dawkins for his work on evolution and for raising the public understanding of science; molecular plant virologist David Baulcombe; internet pioneer Timothy Berners-Lee; the developmental geneticist Robin Lovell-Badge; oncologist Bruce Ponder and Sheila Sherlock for her work on the pathology of liver failur

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NAS election results

By | May 1, 2001

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

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Bacteria rapidly develop resistance to new antibiotic

By | April 20, 2001

can quickly become resistant to linezolid during extended treatment.

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After the (draft) sequence

By | April 18, 2001

Now that the dust has settled after publication of the human genome sequence, Sydney Brenner assesses the first draft.

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but protection possible in four days

By | March 30, 2001

As the UK government considers a limited foot-and-mouth disease vaccination programme, there's evidence that the current vaccines aren't perfect but high doses could help stop transmission.

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NHS pays damages to hepatitis victims

By | March 27, 2001

The National Health Service faces a substantial compensation bill from patients who contracted hepatitis C from infected blood supplies.

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