Government approach to GM tech is emotion-based, says Mahyco
Jalna (Maharashtra), June 22 (IANS) With a decision to allow commercial cultivation of genetically modified (GM) mustard pending, a top executive of Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco), that has developed several GM crops, said its concern was that the government's approach towards GM technology was "more emotion-based" than fact-based.
Decoding Arhar dal's genetic secrets can boost yield: Expert
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Decoding the Arhar dal's (pigeon pea) genome, a staple legume, has paved the way to correct issues of affordability, production and availability of the nutrient-rich c...
Researchers discover new genetic immune disorder
New York, Dec 25 (IANS) Researchers have identified a genetic immune disorder characterised by increased susceptibility and poor immune control of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and, in some cases, an EBV-ass...
BSE postpones launch of platform for startups
The exchange's spokesperson declined to give any reason for postponing the launch.
How a Nobel laureate's quest to make GM crops acceptable took him to God
Richard J Roberts, the 1993 Nobel laureate for Medicines, has had meetings with Pope and Buddhist groups to convince them to endorse the safety of GM food
'Will promote GM crops if green ministry approves'
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Monday indicated that his ministry will endorse the production of Genetically Modified (GM) crops if they are approved by the Environment Ministry.
Could Genome Research Council under public-private partnership be a way forward for India’s human genome program?
In the last 25 years genomic technologies have evolved faster than the computing technologies, and the forecast of genomic market of $140 billion by 2026 is indeed an underestimate. However, in terms of market size it is bigger than the pharma market even today.
Now list your startup on BSE from July 9; here are the criteria
"BSE Startup Platform has been enabled in the BSE SME Segment," BSE said in a circular.
Being geeky, a genetic affair: Sons of older fathers are more intelligent
They are focused on their interests and less concerned about fitting in, characteristics typically seen in 'geeks'.
Bacteria that can degrade pesticide linked to Bhopal Gas tragedy
The bacteria uses the pesticide as food. The researchers speculate that the genes that allow the bacteria to breaking down carbaryl may have been acquired from other species of bacteria, through a process known as ‘horizontal gene transfer’, which is the transfer of genetic material between different organisms.
Facial recognition tech helps diagnose rare genetic disease
New York, March 24 (IANS) Researchers have successfully used a facial recognition software to diagnose a rare, genetic disease that mainly affects children of African, Asian and Latin American descent, paving the way for physicians to diagnose the disease by snapping a photo.
Genetic tool created to identify risk of heart disease
London, Sep 24 (IANS) To identify individuals at risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) much earlier and improve its prevention, a new genetic risk tool has been developed by an Indian-origin researcher.
Ovarian cancer can go undetected: Get a genetic screening for accurate results
Symptoms like bloating or feeling full often may not necessarily mean you have ovarian cancer.
'Nothing can be done' in genetic Fragile X Syndrome a myth
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) The absence of clinical medicine to treat Fragile X Syndrome, the most common known genetic cause of autism, does not mean it is not amenable to other forms of care, say experts debunking myths about the inherited condition.
Go easy on the beer: Alcohol may worsen the condition of those with heart failure
Researchers have investigated faulty versions of a gene called titin.
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