Will Earth become a planet of the apes?
Chinese scientists have recently created a transgenic monkey whose DNA has the human gene.
Scientists offer hope for genetically determined obesity
London, June 3 (IANS) Unable to maintain weight loss due to your genetic predisposition to obesity? Take heart, an injectable drug widely used to lower blood sugar levels can help you fight over...
Brain tumours may occur in children with common genetic syndrome
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Parents, please take note. The frequency of brain tumours has been underestimated in children with the common genetic syndrome -- neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), ...
Model Scientist: Statistical physicist who helps biologists understand life at a deep level
He's working on how proteins, after they're made in the cell, acquire key bells and whistles. It's often the difference between health and disease.
7,000 new marine microbial species discovered
The scientists at HKUST discovered the microbial species, including Acidobacteria — a natural medicinal phylum containing the CRISPR gene editing system found at sea for the first time. Over a span of 8 years, the team developed biofilms with water samples on different materials, eventually discovering the new biofilm-forming species & 10 new bacterial phyla.
View: Alarmism over genetically modified foods is unscientific and false
There are hard scientific facts in favour of GM foods. Yet, activists still take the old alarmist stance.
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.
CSIR authorises private path lab for genetic tests
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Hoping to use private pathology labs to reach out to people, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on Thursday licensed a private lab for 27 genetic tests it has developed over years.
Genetic disorders to hike health insurance premiums?
On Monday, IRDAI directed insurers not to reject any health insurance claim based on exclusions related to ‘genetic disorder’.
Nine women scientists who are doing phenomenal work
These nine women scientists have aimed for the moon, dissected the brain and shattered glass ceilings.
Length of one's lifespan may soon be predicted, all thanks to DNA
Analysing people's DNA may help predict the length of their lifespan.
This startup lets you cash in on your genetic data
Customers can have their genome sequenced for under $1,000, which could then be sold to scientists or pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Docs pitch for mandatory newborn screening for inborn errors of metabolism
Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEM) is a rare genetic (inherited) disorder in which the body cannot properly turn food into energy.
Chinese create genetically modified low-fat pigs
New York, Oct 25 (IANS) Using the gene-editing technology CRISPR, Chinese scientists have created pigs that are thinner and leaner -- with about 24 per cent less body fat than normal pigs.
Irdai asks insurers not reject claims on grounds of genetic disorder
The regulator also asked health insurance companies not to include 'genetic disorders' as one of the exclusions in new health insurance policies.
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