Kiwis: Our Sheep Don’t Stink

The No.8 gene gets Wired for the 21st Century: “With about 45 million sheep and only 5 million people, New Zealanders hear their fair share of sheep jokes. When it comes to biotechnology and sheep, however, New Zealanders are laughing all the way to the bank. Because New Zealand doesn’t have any major animal diseases, the country is a great petri dish for animal-related biotechnology experiments and, given this far-flung country, a competitive advantage in certain areas of research.”


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Coach George Simpkins Took Rugby to China

Coach George Simpkins Took Rugby to China

New Zealander George Simpkin, Hong Kong’s former head coach and HKRU technical director, who played a major role in the overall development of rugby in China and Asia, has died aged…