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- BIOTECH FIRMS OFFERED FINANCIAL SUPPORT/ALPHASERVER ACCESS. // Computer Workstations;Nov2000, p4
Reports the decision of Compaq Computer Corp. to invest in biotechnology firms specializing in genetic engineering in the United States. Utilization of Compaq storage systems for genome sequencing and gene discovery; Beneficiaries of the investment venture; Services offered by Compaq Computer Corp.
- Gene flow from crops to weeds. Dewitt, Natalie // Nature Biotechnology;Apr99, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p318
Reports on an experiment carried out by biotechnology researchers to investigate whether transformation of the chloroplast genome can really reduce the risk of transgene escape. Procedure adopted by the scientists; Names of the scientists.
- Trends in biotech literature 2005. Lawrence, Stacy // Nature Biotechnology;Apr2006, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p380
The article offers information regarding the trends in biotechnology literature in 2005. The number of output of biotech papers of the European Union outnumbered the U.S. scientists. South Korea was replaced by Belgium in the top 15 countries in terms of biotech paper output. It was also...
- Biotech Mania. // R&D Magazine;Jun99, Vol. 41 Issue 7, p22
Presents the views of Kary Mullis, recipient of the 1993 Nobel Laureate for his invention of polymerase chain reaction (PCR), on biotechnology. Discussion on nanotechnology and its practical uses; Information on the development of atomic force microscopes (AFM) and scanning-tunnel microscopes...
- Genetic dilemmas and the child's right to an open future. Davis, Dena S. // Hastings Center Report;Mar/Apr97, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p7
Discusses moral and ethical dilemmas involved in patient health and disability in genetic counseling. Respect for patient autonomy in the field of genetic counseling; Right of the child to an open future through proper genetic information; Objectives of the Code of Ethics of the National...
- Chinese genetics and ethics. Wertz, Dorothty C. // Nature Medicine;Mar1999, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p247
Comments on the article on ethics and genetics in China published in the October 1998 issue of 'Nature Medicine.' Misperceptions on the ethical views of Chinese geneticists.
- Lay panel sought to give verdict on `engineered' plants. Verrall, Maggie // Nature;6/9/1994, Vol. 369 Issue 6480, p434
Reports on the search of lay panel members to give views on behalf of the British public on the use of genetic engineering in plants. Recruitment through advertisements; Organization of search by Science Museum in London, England; Funding of consensus conference by Biotechnology and Biological...
- GM food solutions at risk from lobbyists, research suggests. // Biomedical Market Newsletter;9/30/2011, Vol. 21, p766
The article reports on the study which suggests that powerful lobby groups opposed to genetically modified (GM) food are threatening public acceptance of the technology in Europe.
- Information, evolution and "error-friendliness". von Weizsäcker, Ernst Ulrich; von Weizsäcker, Christine // Biological Cybernetics;1998, Vol. 79 Issue 6, p501
Abstract. Information can be conceived as being composed of two complementary components: novelty and confirmation. Whenever either of the two is zero, information is zero. Genetic information too requires both novelty and confirmation. Evolution can be seen as the history of diversification....