BioTech, MedTech, Gene Therapy and Stem Cells


You are more than a bag of biodata

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More than a bag of biodata - The mystery of life.Making new kinds of animals, plants or even humans is within our grasp using gene technology and British companies are leading the way. One such company is British Biotech (Archive 1994).

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Humanised pork chops, scorpion poison salad and rubber tomatos

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Human genes for breakfast?  You may one day be eating steak, chicken, pork or lamb made from human and animal genes. Genes are the building blocks of life. They control eye colour, height, intelligence, and a million other things that make us human.

Archive 1994

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Scorpion poison genes added to cabbages kill caterpillers

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Frankenstein goes shopping. Designer food - Co-op food retailing group announced a ban on selling beef, pork or other meat with added human genes. They also banned "superveg" containing genes from animals, and committed to labelling all foods where new genes have been added from other species.

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Human genes into pigs to make hearts for people - Safe? Right?

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Xenortansplants - safety, reliability and ethics. There are three fundamental questions to ask regarding the use of organs from "humanised" animals to treat medical disorders. Are they safe? Do they work? Are they ethically right to use?  What are xenotransplants?

Archive 1997 - Updated 1999.

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Flies with eyes on wings, vaccine in bananas, breast milk in cows

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Pigs with human genes have been in the news as Cambridge surgeons prepare to transplant their hearts and kidneys into human beings, but this is only scratching the surface of the revolution taking place in the world of genetics.

Archive 1997

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