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EU to simplify GMO import approval: sources

The EU plans to simplify the import approval process for controversial genetically modified foods and animal feed, allowing member states to decide whether to admit them or not, sources said Wednesday.

dateApr 08, 2015 in Biotechnology
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New thesis maps the origin of colour vision

Roughly 500 million years ago, the genome of vertebrate animals' early ancestors doubled in size, not just once but twice. This meant that suddenly there were several gene copies which were free to develop new functions. ...

dateMar 26, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Elusive mouse edges close to extinction

A University of Queensland researcher who has caught the endangered northern hopping mouse on camera for the first time believes the tiny mammal could be closer to the brink of extinction than previously ...

dateMar 23, 2015 in Ecology
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Blue whales 'switch on' Antarctic song

A team of Australian and New Zealand researchers has tracked scores of blue whales off Antarctica, eavesdropping as the world's largest animals began their rumbling song, which can be detected 750 kilometres ...

dateMar 11, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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