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Contents

Policies & Regulations
•  Monsanto Ordered to Halt Field Trials in Andra Pradesh
•  New Law to Protect Patients' Rights to Medical Confidentiality
•  CGIAR Bans Terminator Gene in its Crop Breeding Programs

Major Event
•  France to Increase Exports to India
•  China to Develop Super Hybrid Rice
•  Kerala to Establish Food Processing Complex
•  US$1 Billion from World Bank to Aid Philippines’ Economic Recovery

Research News
•  Findings of a Singaporean Study Show Genetic Factors Play Important Role in Breast Cancer in Chinese Women
•  A New Vaccine to Treat Diabetes
•  Transgenic Seeds Enable Mass Production of Proteins
•  Renal Transplantation Increases Chances of Cancer

Company News
•  Hoechst and Rhone-Poulenc to Create Global Leader in Life Sciences
•  Britain’s Zeneca and Sweden’s Astra to Merge
•  Johnson & Johnson to Reduce Workforce by 4%

General Information & Statistics
•  Singapore Designated as the World’s Freest Economy
•  Asian Crisis Hits European Chemical Industry
•  Bright Future for Cooking Oil Market in China

Patents
•  Chinese Patents

Calendar Of Events

NEWS CRUNCH  
news Separation of conjoined twins presents surgical and ethical challenges for MassGeneral Hospital for Children staff
news MIT Technology Review announces 2018's 10 'Innovators Under 35 Asia'
news Novogen becomes Kazia Therapeutics
PR NEWSWIRE  
Asia Pacific Biotech News
EDITORS' CHOICE  

Lady Ganga: Nilza'S Story
COLUMNS  
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APBN Editorial Calendar 2017
January:
Healthcare Focus: LUNGS
February:
War on CANCER
March:
Get to Know TCM
April:
Diabetes: The Big Picture
May:
The Piece of Your Mind - Brain Health/Science
June:
Advocacies in Support of Rare Disease Patients
July:
Food Science & Technology
August:
Eye – the Window to your Soul
September:
Infectious Diseases
October:
A change of heart — Cardiovascular diseases
November:
Paediatric Illnesses
December:
Skin Diseases and Allergic Reactions
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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