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  1. Biological heritage the key to future prosperity

    Posted Aug 31st 2003, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... to attract about M$20 billion of investment in agro-biotechnology, genomic and molecular biology over the next 10 years. Experts from China would play a lead role in training researchers and biotech ...

  2. How Jingjing can help reveal the mysteries of DNA sequencing

    Posted Dec 27th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam What is DNA sequencing about? Let's take the panda as an example. Organisms' genomes could contain billions of base pairs- nucleotides on opposite sides of a DNA strand. DNA sequencing uses biochemical methods to determine the order of ...

  3. Inherited mess-up

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... Susan Ramsay A chimera is a creature from Greek mythology. It's made up of parts of several different animals. But when the term applies to humans, it's very real and very, very weird. We're told DNA never lies. But there have been cases of ...

  4. Consumers find voice in food debate

    Posted May 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Woo Growing awareness of GMO technology fuels demands on the mainland for stricter laws on the labelling of ingredients Mainland consumers are starting to flex their muscles over the issue of genetically engineered food. Chief among them is Shanghai r ...

  5. Transgenics goes wild for luminous critters

    Posted Aug 09th 2004, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... DAVID WILSON This week's subject is a superman with the eyes of a hawk, the smile of a dolphin and the translucent skin of a jellyfish. So what is new? Well, one day this could actually be true, thanks to the rise of transgenics. Transgenics means fo ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Genetic switches likely to help fight disease

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... will reverberate, and the eventual outcome will not be easy to predict. Systems biology, a new science, is simultaneously trying to unravel the circuit boards to make better predictions. Few doubt that gene ... challenges in the future. Johnjoe McFadden is professor of molecular genetics at the University of Surrey in England. The Guardian ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai surrogate mum wants healthy twin back amid reports biological father is convicted paedophile

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:40pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Sri Racha Woman says she was shocked by reports biological father is a convicted paedophile Thai surrogate mother wants healthy twin back A Thai surrogate mother left with a Down's syndrome baby who was abandoned by his Australian parents said yesterday that she would be happy to have the baby's healthy twin returned, after reports the biological father ...

  8. News - World - CRIME

    DNA test has identified Jack the Ripper, claims author

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 09:22pm by AFP

    ... Louhelainen, senior lecturer in molecular biology at Liverpool John Moores University, isolated seven small segments of mitochondrial DNA. They were matched with the DNA of Karen Miller, a direct descendant of Eddowes, confirming her blood was on the shawl. Meanwhile stains exposed under ultra-violet light suggested the presence of seminal fluid. Doctor David Miller, reader in molecular ...

  9. News - World - OBITUARY

    Frederick Sanger, 2-time Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, dies at 95

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 04:10am by AP

    ... sequencing, has died at the age of 95. His death was confirmed yesterday by the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, which Sanger helped found in 1962. The laboratory praised Sanger, who died in his sleep on Tuesday at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, as an "extremely modest and self-effacing man whose contributions have made an extraordinary impact on molecular biology ...

  10. News - World - MEDICINE

    US scientists use gene therapy to create biological heart pacemaker

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 09:07pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Research using hearts of sick pigs marks major advance in developing a biological alternative to electronic devices commonly fitted in humans Scientists use gene as heart pacemaker No batteries required: scientists are creating a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that changes ordinary cardiac cells into a special ...




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