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Drugs “on-the-cob” could provide cheaper therapies

John Kerr posted in on September 19th, 2012.

A treatment for a rare disease, which could previously only be manufactured by expensive cell culture techniques, may now be produced by greenhouse-grown maize. The findings, published today in Nature Communications, could dramatically decrease the cost of treating patients with a rare, but life-threatening inherited disease. Researchers created transgenic maize seeds which can synthesize alpha-L-iduronidase, […]

The Press: Europe balks at GE corn in NZ

Peter Griffin posted in on November 2nd, 2009.

Paul Gorman of The Press reports that a type of GE corn which was certified as safe for New Zealanders to eat, has been withdrawn from development for the European market following questions about its safety. Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) says that the corn’s withdrawal from application in Europe was due to commercial […]

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