DNA test may predict academic achievement: study
A genetic score comprising 20,000 DNA variants explains almost 10 per cent of the differences between children's educational attainment at the age of 16.
Ayush Ministry red flags Genetically Modified crops
The Ayush ministry, which deals with Ayurveda and other Indian systems of medicine, has r...
PM Modi to open 1st International Agrobiodiversity Congress tomorrow
"Biodiversity conservation has become important. The status in our count...
Startup Positive Bioscience uses genetic testing to help prevent and cure diseases
This Mumbai-based startup employs genetic testing to help prevent and cure diseases.
Genetically modified crops: Ignoring genetic engineering at our own peril
Humanity will find it difficult to feed everybody without serious tech advances. It is time to put GM crops through field trials & then proceed with caution if they seem to be safe.
Genes that helps Tibetans survive at high altitudes
New York, April 28 (IANS) Variants of five different genes -- including one originating in the extinct human subspecies Denisovans -- help Tibetans survive the harsh conditions of the high altitudes, says a study.
Scientists track genetic race between humans and mosquitoes
The study suggests that understanding the genomes of these populations could help inform agencies which pesticides are likely to be most effective against them.
Meanwhile in the future: To stop climate change, we must genetically engineer humans
A lot of researchers are thinking about how to genetically engineer crops and food animals to help them withstand post-climate change heat.
Decision on genetically modified Mustard after 'due deliberations': Government
While the minister said public health will not be compromised, he did not rule out the use of science for increasing agricultural productivity.
Creativity may share genetic roots with schizophrenia
Previous studies have identified a link between creativity and psychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorder, but it has remained unclear whether this association is due to common genes.
Elon Musk steers clear of genetic engineering
We know that Musk fears that artificial intelligence could end the human race — that it might be "summoning the demon".
Genetically Modified mustard gets scientific nod, safe tag from green ministry
While a final view on allowing GM Mustard is yet to be taken by the Centre, a scientific study that gives a clear go ahead to it will be difficult to ignore.
Indian-US team identifies genetic target for treating colorectal cancer
Also called colon, rectal or bowel cancer, CRC is the third most common cancer in men and the second in women worldwide.
For Indian doctors, it's written in the genes not stars
MedGenome has seen the number of samples triple for genetic tests in of samples triple for genetic tests in the last one year.
Can creating genetically engineered mosquitoes could save millions of lives?
Google's Linus Upson wants to 'start a biology project involving genetically engineered mosquitoes that would help wipe out other mosquitoes.'
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