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Antiretrovirals used in the treatement of HIV/Aids.
21/07/2015 - FRANCE - Canada

French teen born with HIV in remission 12 years on

A French teenager born with HIV has been in remission for 12 years after stopping her medication, a world first that renews hope for the prospect of early treatment.
Sheep - not genetically modified as far as we know
23/06/2015 - FRANCE

GM jellyfish-lamb sold as meat in France

French authorities are looking into how a lamb genetically modified with a jellyfish fluorescent protein was sold as meat to an unknown customer in Paris reported daily Le Parisien.

Russian president Vladimir Putin at a press conference, 18 December 2014
07/06/2015 - RUSSIA

Russian scientists stage rare anti-government protest

Several thousand protesters, including scientists and intellectuals, took to the streets of Moscow on Saturday to express fears for the future of scientific research, which is becoming mired in red ...

French press review 23 May 2015

The French press turns its eye toward the Mediterranean with a story calling it the largest cemetery of migrants crossing to Europe, and a look at microscopic organisms collected in the sea in a ...
A sperm cell attempts to penetrate an ovum coat to fertilize it.
08/05/2015 - France

French scientists claim world’s first lab-grown human sperm cells

A French laboratory has announced that it has obtained complete human sperm in vitro - a world first, although experts have reacted cautiously to an apparent success that scientists have been chasing ...
Uganda-bound superbananas genetically modified in the US
07/05/2015 - Uganda

Uganda ruling party greenlights superbananas and other GMO

Uganda's ruling party has approved a bill that will give the green light to superbananas and other genetically modified foods.
Sharing a farm dream in Argentina and Bengali New Year
25/04/2015 - The Sound Kitchen

Sharing a farm dream in Argentina and Bengali New Year

In this week's Sound Kitchen, Bengali New Year's greetings, quiz winners and RFI Traveller Alexandra Waldhorn who gives us a taste of music from Latin America.

Xylella has not yet infected French olive groves, but there are concerns it could affect vineyards.
17/04/2015 - France - Italy

Olive-killing Xylella bacteria found in France but experts say don't panic

A strain of bacteria that has decimated Italian olive trees has been found in France, although researchers say it does not mean it will spread.

French press review 20 March 2015

French press in wave of reactions to the deadly terrorist attack in Tunisia.

More than 200 skeletons have been discovered beneath a supermarket on Boulevard Sebastopol in Paris.
03/03/2015 - FRANCE

Hundreds of skeletons found in cellar of Paris supermarket

French archeologists are trying to unravel the secret of 200 human skeletons found in mass graves beneath a Monoprix supermarket in the centre of Paris.