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UK Agency Cautiously Endorses Mitochondria Replacement – Science AAAS

There is broad public support in the United Kingdom for allowing a new type of IVF treatment that could prevent mitochondrial diseases, the country’s Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) announced today. The techniques would introduce new DNA into an embryo, and so it has raised thorny ethical questions. At the same time, the authority […]

Asia’s F-35 buyers forced to wait as China seeks edge – Reuters

By Rob Taylor and David Lague CANBERRA/HONG KONG | Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:16pm EDT CANBERRA/HONG KONG (Reuters) – The Pentagon’s F-35 warplane is giving U.S. allies in Asia a headache as they look to replace ageing jets with a cutting edge aircraft now likely to be at least seven years late in offering a […]

Thailand’s Broad Appeal Bolsters Its Currency – Wall Street Journal

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Asia stocks rise after US Fed stays the course – U.S. News & World Report

Asia stocks rise after US Fed stays the course – U.S. News & World Report

By PAMELA SAMPSON, Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Thursday, signaling approval of the U.S. central bank’s message that it will keep interest rates at record lows despite recent signs of improvement in the world’s biggest economy. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said at the end of a two-day policy meeting that […]

Asia Rises on Central Bank Support, China PMI – CNBC.com

Greater China Extends Gains Shanghai shares rose for a second consecutive session as the benchmark pushed above the 2,300-level to hit a fresh one-month high with financials leading the rally. China CITIC Bank gained 4.8 percent after the official Shanghai Securities News reported that China’s big five banks could post a 12 percent increase in […]

Asia’s F-35 buyers forced to wait as China seeks edge – Reuters

By Rob Taylor and David Lague CANBERRA/HONG KONG | Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:16pm EDT CANBERRA/HONG KONG (Reuters) – The Pentagon’s F-35 warplane is giving U.S. allies in Asia a headache as they look to replace ageing jets with a cutting edge aircraft now likely to be at least seven years late in offering a […]

Thai Baht Is Rising Currency Star – Wall Street Journal

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FedEx Pares Asia Flights Amid Shift to Cheaper Deliveries – Bloomberg

FedEx Corp. (FDX) plans to cut cargo flights to Asia as customers accelerate their shift to the company’s slower, less expensive international services. The shipping company is making the changes after missing analysts’ estimates yesterday on both fiscal third-quarter profit and its full-year forecast. An economic bellwether that moves goods as varied as medical supplies […]

Senate Passes Bill to Finance Government and Soften Spending Cuts – New York Times (blog)

The Senate on Wednesday passed legislation to keep the government financed through the end of the fiscal year — and to take some of the sting out of across-the-board spending cuts coursing through the government. The bill, which passed 73 to 26, sticks to the hard cap of $984 billion for programs within Congress’s annual […]

Cyprus finance minister to stay in Russia ‘as long as it takes’ to reach deal – The Guardian

Russia and Cyprus were set to launch a second day of talks in Moscow on Thursday over a multibillion-dollar loan to help save the Mediterranean island from a financial crisis that could have a disastrous impact across Europe. The Cypriot finance minister, Michael Sarris, held inconclusive negotiations with top Russian officials on Wednesday, but said […]