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DNA laboratory set for researches, trainings

The Philippine Science High School-Eastern Visayas Campus (PSHS-EVC) has received the chance of a lifetime to produce scientific researches, courtesy ...
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From brown to green: DENR battles environmental issues through biotech

As the research bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) ...
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DOST showcases breakthrough technologies and programs at National Biotechnology Week

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) joins the 13th National Biotechnology Week (NBW) celebration starting this Monday ...
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Sarcotoxin IA Gene from flesh fly confers enhanced resistance to citrus canker in sweet orange

Citrus canker caused by Xanthomonas citri subp. Citri (Xcc), is a serious disease in citrus-producing areas. While different levels of resistance to the disease ...
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Biotech crops reduce use of pesticides–experts

The Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations estimates that up to 35 percent of the losses ...
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Thailand Emerges as Southeast Asia’s Prime Destination for Biotechnology Development

BANGKOK, Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/Korea IT times-- Biotechnology in Thailand has been through over three decades of development. Today, with its superb infrastructure, substantial ...
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National Biotechnology Week kicks off on November 20

National Biotechnology Week (NBW) will kicks off on November 20, at the Expo Hall 1 fourth floor, Fisher Mall, Quezon ...
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China’s bio-industry output to reach US$1.5tn by 2022

The output of China's biological industry is expected to reach US$1.5tn in 2022, reports Science and Technology Daily ...
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USDA to re-engage stakeholders on revisions to biotechnology regulations

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on Oct. 5 announced it is withdrawing ...
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National Biotechnology Week 2017 highlights contribution of biotechnology to farmers and masses; DOST to join the celebration

QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila- The various agencies of the Philippine government will hold the 13th National Biotechnology Week (NBW) celebration ...
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Uganda Parliament Passes Bill To Promote Use Of Genetically Modified Materials, Biotech

KAMPALA, Uganda — Several genetically modified crops that are more resilient to drought, flooding, saline or acid soils and temperature ...
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Ethiopia’s move towards Bt cotton commercialization

For centuries, people have been searching ways that would enable them protect their crops from insects and pests so as ...
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Uganda: Tears and Cheers Over New GMO Law

Kampala — Days after parliament quietly passed the National Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill, widely known as the 'GMO Bill', in ...
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Giant plant would boost rice harvests in China

The scientist behind China’s “giant rice” has said he believes the crop could boost yields across Southeast Asia and other ...
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Biotech agency aims to create ‘herb hub’ for Asean region

HERBAL products will be a major focus for the National Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Biotec) over the next ...
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Genetic Engineering — Its global benefits now and beyond

Agriculture could be defined as the manipulation of plant and animal DNA to suit the needs of humans. We have ...
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Filipino breeders develop world’s pioneering organically grown eggplant

The world’s pioneering organically-grown eggplant has been produced by Filipino breeders, ushering in a new agriculture age of nature-friendly, biodiversity-enhancing, ...
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EU delays decision on herbicide glyphosate

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU countries failed on Wednesday to vote on a license extension for weedkiller glyphosate, delaying again a ...
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Can science change the mildewed fortunes of New York heritage hops?

Some might consider the scraggly vines often spotted snaking up porch trellises in New York's Schoharie County a nuisance ...
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India drags feet on GM mustard permit amid powerful opposition

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has frozen requests to commercially release a locally developed genetically modified mustard, an environment ministry ...
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