NZ’s GM cattle under fire

NZ’s GM cattle under fire

Nature News: Scientists in New Zealand whose work with genetically modified (GM) animals had been threatened by a High Court ruling have been given a reprieve. But they say that the case highlights the legislative challenges their research faces.

The case involves a series of applications made by the state-owned science company AgResearch to the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA), a government regulatory agency. The 2008 submissions seek permission to use and develop up to 18 different species of GM livestock in a contained outdoor facility, without specifying which genes may be modified, as well as a broad range of related laboratory research.

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