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Anti-IS group coalition: 'Now NATO has a permanent seat at the table'

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Morocco: 'The Rif rebels are in the king's crosshairs'

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French papers hail Macron's 'performance' with Putin at Versailles

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South African rand tumbles as ruling party backs Zuma

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British Airways flights return to normal after IT failure

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Macron and Putin hold 'a frank exchange'

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THE DEBATE

Mending Strained Ties: Macron hosts Putin at Versailles Palace (part 2)

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Mending Strained Ties: Macron hosts Putin at Versailles Palace (part 1)

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Latest update : 2014-05-19

Patenting life: Where do the limits lie?

In this edition we're asking whether "life" or living organisms can be someone's intellectual property. Modern science is pushing further and the field of biotechnology is getting more advanced. But can you patent a plant, an animal or even a strand of human DNA?

By By FRANCE 24

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Denise Hirsch

Head of Intellectual Property, INSERM Transfert

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2015-05-11 sport

Winning the Games: What's the recipe for Olympic success?

The Olympics is a giant shop window for the host nation, providing priceless publicity.

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2015-04-25 Netherlands

Weed and work: Could cannabis legalisation bring an economic jolt?

The debate on whether to legalise marijuana, and the health hazards associated with the drug, is a divisive one, and there are many strong opinions. But in recent years there's...

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2015-04-11 Solidarity

Interest before profit: Making money by saving the world

The private sector is increasingly entering the humanitarian field, flipping the conventional model on how to make a buck.

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2015-03-28 Americas

Race of ideas: is the US pulling away from France?

French intellectuals have helped to shape critical thought and Western philosophy. And France and French academic institutions used to attract thinkers from around the world. But...

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2015-03-14 agribusiness

Knowledge is money: Business intelligence changes Burkina Faso's cotton industry

”Knowledge is power” is a well-known saying. But knowledge is also money. In Burkina Faso, West Africa, business intelligence is key for the local cotton industry.

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