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PODCAST: Attorney General on gene patents, opensource genetics

Peter Griffin posted in on November 24th, 2009.

The 2nd Australia-New Zealand roundtable on genomics was held in Wellington today and featured a broad range of scientists and legal experts discussing the production, applications and safeguards for using genomic knowledge. The audience also heard from Attorney General Chris Finalyson who outlined the ethical and legal issues genomics researchers face as use of genetic […]

Is this genie worth letting loose?

Peter Griffin posted in on March 5th, 2009.

There’s a scene in the film Gattaca, which was written by New Zealand-born writer-director Andrew Niccol, that was going through my head during the discussions on pre-implantation genetic diagnosis that took place at Turnbull House in Wellington yesterday. In the scene two brothers, Vincent and Anton, swim out to sea in a physical and emotional […]

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