Viewing posts from: December 2017

Medicinal cannabis bill will send ‘clear signal’ to police

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Some medicinal cannabis users say they can see hope but no material changes for them in the government’s proposed legislation.

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Gene-editing: how it could be used in NZ

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Kiwis are being urged to have their say on gene-editing technologies, as our leading body for science today sets out how they could be used to combat pests or replace faulty genes.

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$242,000 to Tairāwhiti Community Group for Erosion Control

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A Tairāwhiti group looking to optimise the sustainable growth and harvest of Kānuka is set to receive up to $242,000 from the Ministry for Primary Industries for its erosion control benefits.

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AgTech StartUp Uses Lasers To Improve Artificial Insemination In Dairy Cows

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An AgTech startup in New Zealand, Engender Technologies has created a new microfluidic and photonic technology to sort livestock sperm by sex to enrich X chromosome-bearing bull sperm cells.

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What happened when one expert killer was visited by the US military’s science agency

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When Kiwi rat killing expert Doctor James Russell was told his research was being sized up for United States military funding, he wasn’t surprised.

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What is gene drive technology and what does it mean for New Zealand?

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We’ve been hearing a lot about this technology over recent years – yet the concept has been about for half a century.

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