A #ReUp of 2019: The year when gene therapy, DNA modifications came of age & saved lives
After decades of research and clinical trials on a genetic fix to genetic disorders, 2019 saw a historic milestone.
Genome sequencing: A solution to India's problem of rare genetic diseases
A genome is a person’s complete set of DNA, including all genes wit...
How Arvind Ltd is driving environmental change with better cotton practices
The Better Cotton Initiative concept emphasises growing cotton with controlled application of water and use of approved fertilisers and pest...
India’s cotton cultivation consumes too much, produces too little. That’s changing
The largely water intensive nature of the cotton crop, extensive use of fertilisers and pesticides and genetic modification has posed a significant environmental challenge as far as cotton cultivation is concerned.
View: How new initiatives like Genome Council can take cues from Indian visionaries
When the aim is to build a research output like the Genome India initiative, the concepts of mission mode, centralisation of infrastructure facilities and network research of public health could come under one common umbrella.
Heirloom crops, indigenous varieties are making a comeback
Many of India's indigenous varieties had slowly disappeared with the rise of hybrid seeds.
We want up to 10% of Syngenta revenue to come from India: CEO J Erik Fyrwald
Fyrwald, who was at Eluru to inaugurate a facility for product testing and development, said India is a critical market for Syngenta.
Nine women scientists who are doing phenomenal work
These nine women scientists have aimed for the moon, dissected the brain and shattered glass ceilings.
Genetic tests gaining popularity for diagnosis & treatments in India
The size of the industry, which is pegged at Rs 300-400 crore, has been growing at 30% annually.
Chief Ministers’ Panel on Agriculture, states talk genetically modified crops in ‘restricted spaces’
Panel to make changes in Essential Commodities Act to remove stock limits.
Government will continue to back GM research: DBT secretary
Gene-editing policy for medical, agricultural purpose is also under consideration: DBT secretary Renu Swarup
Cool treat: Now you can enjoy vegan ice-cream, thanks to this genetically modified yeast
This lab-grown ice-cream is made from whey protein, produced by genetically modified yeast rather than by cows.
View: A mellower Modi on Independence Day
The most notable feature of Narendra Modi’s sixth speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort is an absence: an enemy to attack.
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