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Forest Tree Species Undergo ‘Genetic Diversity’ Assessment

To boost the production and ensure the constant supply of quality wood, five forest tree species—the Benguet pine, bagalunga, molave, ...
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GM Zebrafish Could Hold Key to Finding Cure for Dementia

More than 30,000 transparent tropical fish kept in the water tanks of a university could be the key to Hong ...
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Biochemical Hubs Unfold

The Industry Ministry will make a proposal to the mobile cabinet today to acknowledge and approve a biochemical hub for ...
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Vietnamese Genome Decoding to be Heavily Focused in Near Future

The Institute of Big Data under Vintech (a member of Vingroup) yesterday announced the project ‘Building the Database of Genetic ...
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Japan May Boost Gene-edited Foods Development

A health ministry panel said Wednesday that most of the foods currently under development using genome editing can be marketed ...
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Don’t Believe the Anti-GMO Campaign

GM crops have reduced pesticide use, increased yields and profits, and cause no health hazards A review article, “Modern technologies ...
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Researchers Develop Transgenic Rice With Reduced Arsenic Accumulation

Lucknow-based CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute researchers developed transgenic rice by inserting a novel fungal gene, which results in reduced arsenic ...
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New Biocontainment Strategy Controls Spread of Escaped GMOs

Hiroshima University (HU) researchers successfully developed a biocontainment strategy for genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Their new method prevents genetically ...
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Nobel Laureate Rallies Global Support in Favor of GMOs

The Los Baños scientific community came out in full force to welcome Sir Richard J. Roberts, Nobel Laureate in Physiology ...
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Re-engineering Food

Supermarket shelves in the United States would soon be featuring the next generation of biotech food. An Associated Press report, ...
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GM Eggplant Can Reduce Pesticide Use in Bangladesh

The first replicated field trials comparing genetically modified eggplant varieties with their non-GM counterparts in Bangladesh have confirmed the Bt ...
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Future of Pakistan’s Economy Linked to Cotton: Minister

A two-day Sino-Pak international conference on “Innovation in Cotton Breeding and Biotechnology” commenced at the Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of ...
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North East Center for Agricultural Biotechnology Inaugurated in Assam, India

The Vice chancellor of Assam Agricultural University (AAU) KM Bujarbaruah on Monday relaunched the Centre for Biotechnology as the North East Centre for ...
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PHILIPPINES: Nat’l Biotech Week 2018 spotlights science, solutions, and social awareness

The National Biotechnology Week is an annual celebration of biotechnology in the Philippines, officially set every third week of November ...
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Chinese Scientists Create New Type of Genetically Modified Rice

Researchers at South China Agriculture University have developed a new type of genetically modified rice rich in astaxanthin, an antioxidant ...
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Philippines is Still Asia’s Biotech Leader – USDA

The Philippines continued to be Asia’s leader in biotechnology as sustained developments in science and technology greatly contributed to the ...
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Pakistan, China Sign MoU for Agricultural Enhancement

The Ministry for Planning, Development and Reform on Friday informed the National Assembly that Pakistan and China have signed a ...
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Researchers Turning to GMOs to Solve Food Insecurity

University of Minnesota researchers are working with a team of experts from the U.S., Indonesia and Bangladesh to make a ...
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Biotechnology to be made a Focus in Vietnam’s S&T Development Scheme

Biotechnology will be promoted in the science and technology development scheme of Việt Nam, contributing to socio-economic development, said Dr ...
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China Reaping Harvest of Agricultural R&D

China is transforming its traditional agriculture sector, using science and technology to drive rural revitalization and modernization. Delivering a report ...
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