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  1. True blue

    Posted Apr 16th 2005, 12:00am by Mutsuko Murakami

    ... to start marketing the roses in 2007 after the authorities have carried out environmental-impact and safety tests. Japanese consumers, in general, react rather negatively to genetic engineering, in particular for food products. (Japan is heavily dependent on food imports). Safety-conscious consumer groups carefully avoid tofu and fermented natto made from genetically modified American soybeans. ...

  2. Valentine's Day gift shows your lover what you are truly made of

    Posted Jan 30th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... to themselves: their DNA. For $990, a company will show a couple in the space of two hours how to take and then preserve their genetic code in a tube-shaped pendant that can be hung on a necklace. While storing a person's genetic code in such a manner is nothing new, the public will be able to see for the first time how the process works, said Rick Leung Sang-wai, assistant product manager ...

  3. Paternity test findings signal rise in promiscuity

    Posted Jul 13th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... 40pc of subjects find they're not their children's genetic fathers Four out of every 10 Hong Kong men who suspect they are not the genetic parents of their children have been ... the study - using genetic data from 150 families who approached them for parentage testing over the past two years - said they had discovered a 'striking anomaly' that might have ...

  4. Fast-track attempt to feed China's fondness for French fries

    Posted Aug 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Bernice Chan

    ... potatoes regularly,' Korean-born Mr Lee said. 'You have to replace them every year otherwise they become contaminated or lose the genetic benefit of that variety.' Mr Lee said ... in Heilongjiang province and Yanji, in Jilin province. Mr Lee stressed the seed potatoes were not genetically modified, but rather the company uses better production technology. The Korean Research ...

  5. Making money can part you from your hair

    Posted Sep 08th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... attributed the problem to genetic and environmental factors. She said people could suffer hair loss because of illness, as side effects of medication and maternity, too much stress, poor diets ... history of hair loss. 'If it is genetic, people have to accept it as it is,' she added. Treatments included balanced meal plans and medicated gel to stimulate hair growth. But Dr Kwan ...

  6. GM goats boosting incomes of farmers in Nepal

    Posted Mar 09th 2004, 12:00am by Thomas Bell

    ... Thomas Bell in Kathmandu Villages are recruited in a project to make antibodies for cancer research In the Himalayan foothills of Nepal, where living standards have hardly changed in generations, some genetically engineered goats are bringing in much-needed extra income. But the sophisticated biochemistry taking place inside their livestock does not concern the farmers. 'It ...

  7. Seeds of ignorance

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Lin Gu

    ... of Zhongzhou village in Hubei province was among the first farmers to grow genetically modified (GM) rice, although China has not approved its commercial release. He bought two kilograms of GM rice seed in 2000 from a sales manager of the provincial seed company who said the new seed would create cost savings on pesticide and labour. Mr Tian had no idea that the seed was genetically ...

  8. Stem cell research surges ahead

    Posted Feb 24th 2005, 12:00am by Stephen Seawright

    ... for diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. But some, particularly in the US, are queasy about tampering with people's genetic makeup. In what could be seen as a stark ... into rabbit eggs that had been emptied of their genetic material. Professor Sheng's team claimed the hybrid was a source of human embryonic stem cells which could then be grown into a wide ...

  9. A cutting edge

    Posted Feb 24th 2005, 12:00am by Stephen Seawright

    ... Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. But some, particularly in the US, are queasy about tampering with people's genetic makeup. In what could be seen as a stark moral conflict of interest, ... Huizhen, of Xinhua Hospital in Shanghai, came to the world's attention in 2003 for transferring the nuclei of adult human cells into rabbit eggs that had been emptied of their genetic ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Sep 14th 2004, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Delta should his grand Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge win approval. That decision will of course require approval from, among others, a scruffy chap in a tee-shirt. goldman opts for genetic ...




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