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Grape genes outscore humans
French and Italian researchers have decoded the genome of the pinot noir grape, a breakthrough that could one day lead to the engineering of pest-resistant strains or - more controversially - new varieties and flavours of wine.
Warning for UK stem cell research if US relaxes rules
The UK is in danger of losing its leading position in stem cell research if the next US president relaxes restrictions imposed by George Bush, according to the new head of the Medical Research Council.
Drug firms search for clues to prevent serious side effects
· Industry enlists academia to identify medical threats· Gains in safety would save firms hundreds of millions
THURSDAY 27. SEPTEMBER 2007
Exercise can increase risk of miscarriage
Women who jog or play racket sports and ball games early in pregnancy risk losing their baby, according to a study of more than 90,000 pregnant women in Denmark.
How sea tubes could slow climate change
· Plastic pipes could pump water to bring up nutrients · Less orthodox views need consideration, say experts
WEDNESDAY 26. SEPTEMBER 2007
Becky Price: GM industry should put its money where its mouth is
Becky Price: One of the big issues around the introduction of GM crops is people's lack of trust in biotechnology companies.
Allergic Britain: 20 million will be affected as conditions approach epidemic levels
· Official advice on avoiding peanuts may be harmful · Call for specialist centres to be set up across UK
Eleven new species found in Vietnam's Green Corridor
Eleven new species, including a snake and two butterflies, have been discovered in a remote region of Vietnam known as the Green Corridor, the WWF reveals today.
TUESDAY 25. SEPTEMBER 2007
Obituary: David Fearn
Obituary: The physicist who became known as the father of spacecraft ion propulsion.
The question: Why is everyone going to the moon?
Tim Radford: Because it's there, because it could answer questions about Earth history, because it represents unfinished business for Nasa, the US space agency, and because it could be a rehearsal for a manned mission to Mars.
Salmonella more virulent in space, study suggests
Food poisoning bacteria become super-virulent in space, according to a study of salmonella that spent 12 days orbiting the Earth on the space shuttle Atlantis.
Air travellers three times more likely to develop thrombosis
· Call for adjustable seats with more leg room· Higher risk faced by obese people and those under 30
MONDAY 24. SEPTEMBER 2007
New chance for Beagle as Nasa favours mission to the moon
Nasa has given preliminary approval for a successor to the British-based Beagle 2 space mission that crash-landed on Mars on Christmas Day 2003.
Why we love sounds of the city jungle
Hitting the right notes is more effective than noise reduction in making life less stressful.
SATURDAY 22. SEPTEMBER 2007
Omega-3 and the GCSE year trial? It still smells fishy
Ben Goldacre: Wondrous, amazing, buy-more-now positive results of even more trials of fish oils have started appearing all over the media.
FRIDAY 21. SEPTEMBER 2007
Velociraptor was just a scary turkey, say scientists
Velociraptor, the fearsome dinosaur made famous in the Jurassic Park films, had feathers and probably more closely resembled a big turkey than the killer screen dinosaur, scientists have discovered.
Yes, it's a Hobbit. The debate that has divided science is solved at last (sort of)
·Scientists shed new light on disputed skeleton find· Bone analysis supports distinct species theory
THURSDAY 20. SEPTEMBER 2007
Obituary: Lyn Pilowsky
Obituary: Psychiatrist renowned for her research into schizophrenia.
Taryn Simon's best shot
Taryn Simon: This is a cryopreservation unit just outside Detroit, Michigan. Cryopreservation allows people to have the possibility of an extended life - their bodies are stored in liquid nitrogen until developments in science mean they can be defrosted and resuscitated.
New research projects could save 100,000 animals from experiments
The government yesterday announced plans for a new programme of research which could save more than 100,000 animals from use in scientific experiments.
Forebears find reshapes thinking
Fossilised remains of the earliest known human ancestors to make the journey out of Africa suggest that our forebears still had many primitive ape-like features when they began exploring the globe.
Patrick Barkham on 'toxic' fumes from meteorites craters
Patrick Barkham: More than 150 residents of Carancas in Peru have suffered headaches, irritated skin and vomiting brought on by a 'strange odour', rising from a crater.
WEDNESDAY 19. SEPTEMBER 2007
Letters: Climate of change for supporters of GM crops
Letters: As a member of the RSPB, I was disappointed to see its conservation officer (Letters, September 18) repeating the erroneous conclusions drawn from the farm-scale trials of GM crops.
TUESDAY 18. SEPTEMBER 2007
Letters: GM seeds of discontent
Letters: The government should take a close look at the how poorly GM crops have performed before getting into bed with the biotech industry and the NFU (Return of GM: ministers back moves to grow crops in the UK, September 17).
Police must not store DNA details of the innocent
The government must prevent police from storing the profiles of innocent people on the national DNA database, an influential group of experts has said.