Citizens' Biotechnology Information Center (CBIC)



English Archive: 2007

(Selected articles from Bio Journal in English)

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  • From Bio Journal - December 2007
    Chiba University and Hyogo College of Medicine violate Cartagena law (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology 2007/10/18)
    AIST violates rules on handling of dangerous microorganisms (Asahi Newspaper 2007/10/18, and others)
    Science Council of Japan report on assisted repromed focuses on surrogacy
    Fertilized ovum cloned cattle become meat for human consumption
    GM crop approvals for October 2007
    Closeup: Side effects in gene therapy for Parkinson's disease

  • From Bio Journal - November 2007
    Trend: Second round of Codex GMO meeting ends
    Human clone embryo research: use of fertilized triploid ova discussed
    Closeup: New "Draft National Biodiversity Strategy" finalised

  • From Bio Journal - October 2007
    MHLW approves commercialization of cultured skin for transplants (Asahi Shinbun 2007/08/24)
    First approvals for clinical research on human stem cell under new guidelines (Biotechnology Japan 2007/08/30)
    GM crop approval data for July
    Closeup: Gene therapy technology as a tool for regenerative medicine

  • From Bio Journal - September 2007
    Development of multi-disease resistant GM rice in Japan (Joyo Sinbun 2007/07/18)
    Codex GMO meeting in Japan in September
    4th generation somatic cell pig born (Yomiuri Shinbun 2007/08/07)
    US gene therapy patient dies (Mainichi Shinbun 28/07/2007)
    Gene therapy for AIDS begins with monkeys (Takara Bio Press Release, 17/07/2007)
    Decision for 5-year extension of order-made medicine project
    Basic guidelines for fertilized abnormal ova use in human clone embryo research
    Research project including genetically engineered human ES cells approved

  • From Bio Journal - August 2007
    MAFF indicates the direction of GM crop promotion
    Hyogo prefecture's test showed 60% Tofu products contain GMOs
    Kanagawa Prefecture to establish bylaw for regulation of GM crop cultivation
    Human iPS cells not covered by national regulations
    Human clone embryo research - discussion begins on abnormal fertilized ova
    MEXT begins consideration of promotion of order-made medicine
    This month's GM crop data approvals
    Closeup: Spilled GM canola still spreading

  • From Bio Journal - July 2007
    Draft first report on human clone embryo finalised
    Japan's GMO-free zone now exceeds 1% of farmland
    Cells analogous to ES cell produced (Nature 2007/06/06)
    GM crop approval details for May 2007
    Closeup: A stalemate? GM rice R&D

  • From Bio Journal - June 2007
    NIAS to plant cedar pollen allergenic GM rice again this year
    First genetic therapy for Parkinson's disease begins in Japan
    Two-thirds of processed foods either have GM contaminated raw materials or are unanalysable
    Illegal sales of glowing GM freshwater fish (Sankei Shinbun 2007/04/25)
    GM crop approval details for April 2007
    Closeup: Second Generation Biofuels

  • From Bio Journal - May 2007
    Asia Citizens Rice Action finishes with demonstration against GM rice
    Outdoor trials of GM poplar approved
    Suntory develops high phosphorus accumulating torenia (Suntory)
    Pollen allergy alleviating rice becomes "pharmaceutical" (Yomiuri Shinbun 2007/03/31)
    GM rice trial at Hokuriku Research Center ends
    Kitasato University holds symposium on DNA testing
    The Science Council of Japan discusses legal aspects of assisted reproduction
    First Japanese project to establish human ES cell lines partially revised
    Monsanto and BASF eye biofuel demand

  • From Bio Journal - April 2007
    Work begins on the revision of guidelines banning research on human clone embryos
    Panel on bioethics approves relaxation of human ES cell guidelines
    GM crop approval data for February 2007
    Closeup: Rice pollen could drift 8 times more than the national standard

  • From Bio Journal - March 2007
    Illegal and unapproved GM rice contamination in rice products from China
    Cloned cattle - still many abnormalities
    Hokkaido's GM consensus conference ends
    95% misled by GM food labelling (Fuji Sankei Business Eye 2007/01/29)
    Science Council of Japan begins discussion of assisted reproduction techniques
    MEXT establishes working group on "order-made medicine"
    MHLW fails to recognize efficacy of Iressa (Mainichi Shinbun 2007/02/02, and other sources)

  • From Bio Journal - February 2007
    Second approval of an ES cell production project in Japan
    Principles clarified for somatic cell donation in human clone embryo research
    Second special investigative panel on bioethics inaugurated
    MAFF reports on the state of implementation of the guidelines for outdoor cultivation of GMOs
    First approval by MAFF of a GM tree for outdoor cultivation (GM crop approval data for December 2006 and January 2007)
    Closeup: GM maize for ethanol production

  • From Bio Journal - January 2007
    Researchers call for relaxation of regulations on means of obtaining human embryos
    Cedar pollen allergenic GM rice to be tested on humans
    Bio-fuel and GMOs
    GM crop approval data for November 2006