UAE to set up genetic engineering centre

Last Updated: Sun, Mar 03, 2013 22:50 hrs

Abu Dhabi, March 4 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has announced plans to set up a Khalifa Centre for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering and hold the world's largest conference on date palm in Abu Dhabi.

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, minister of higher education and scientific research, and chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Khalifa International Date Palm Award announced the plans.

The new centre will be affiliated to the UAE University.

The fifth edition of the International Date Palm Conference to be held in 2014 in Abu Dhabi will be the world's largest, Sheikh Nahyan said.



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