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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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Human mad cow disease rising - or is it?

By | July 19, 2000

British experts try to have it both ways in the prediction of the trends in variant CJD.

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French refusal to pull up GMO "contaminated" maize splits government

By | July 18, 2000

artificial gene constructs are causing political controversy in France.

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Royal Society says UK science spending halved

By | July 17, 2000

D funding has fallen by more than half in fifteen years.

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UK science - politicians get the seven-year itch

By | July 17, 2000

Seven years after the last UK (Conservative) government 'White Paper' on science, Tony Blair's Labour administration will try to make its own marriage between science and government policy.

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A third postcard from China: fascinated by biotechnology, but cautious

By | July 14, 2000

Contrary to much reporting in the West, China is having to pay attention to public concerns about biotechnology, says Zhao Zhizen, TV science broadcaster.

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