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Therapeutic cloning to become a reality for Britain

By | August 18, 2000

The potential therapeutic benefits of research on human embryos areenormous and outweigh the ethical and safety concerns, the UKgovernment decided this week.

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Changing times at the OST

By | August 16, 2000

Sir Robert May, outgoing UK Chief Scientist, spoke to Robert Walgate about treading the fine line between government and the science community, and the changing face of science in the UK and Europe.

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genome sequence will help in developing protection against the disease. Robert Walgate discovers that it might - but perhaps not in the most obvious ways.

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Bill Gates is opening windows on world health

By | August 7, 2000

Tropical Medicine for malaria was 20 times the size of the School's usual receipts.

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Tobacco industry's smoke screen blown

By | August 2, 2000

An elaborate dirty tricks campaign orchestrated by the tobacco industry to sabotage WHO anti-tobacco efforts is revealed in a WHO report released today.

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Science is for innovation, but what is the public for?

By | July 31, 2000

The UK government is worried. It says science underpins the economy, but the big issue is public opinion, reports Robert Walgate.

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Emerging infectious diseases transmitted electronically

By | July 24, 2000

LONDON, July 24 (Science Analysed) The 2000-strong International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases concluded on 19 July in Atlanta, Georgia. But if you weren't there, don't despair. The organizers are offering online versions of selected presentations, with audio and slides, scheduled to go live from today, as well as a searchable abstracts system.The Atlanta programme included current work on surveillance, epidemiology, research, communication and training, bioterrorism, and the preven

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Barbara McClintock's research plot attacked

By | July 21, 2000

Protestors are said to have struck at an icon of genetics

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G8 summit will discuss tropical diseases

By | July 21, 2000

Japan is promising to boost its support for work in HIV/AIDS and parasitic tropical diseases.

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Devil's in the detail of UK science boost

By | July 20, 2000

"Genuinely very good news" to "cautiously optimistic" covers the range of reactions among scientists to a UK research spending hike.

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