No policy decision yet on GM mustard crop: Centre tells SC
SC granted the government one week's time to apprise it as to by when it will take an "well-informed and well-intentioned" policy decision on the roll out.
We are genetically coded products of our mythology: Eika Chaturvedi Banerjee, Future Learnings
The classical north Indian Dussehra theme of t...
New genetically modified rice can cut greenhouse emission: Scientists
By inserting a barley gene into rice, Sun Chuanxin and his colleagues c...
Link between genetic variation, alcohol dependence found
Researchers have identified genetic variations that explain why some drinkers develop a dependence on alcohol while others do not.
Scientists genetically 'edit' human blood stem cells
Harvard researchers used a gene-editing technique to create an effective method for blocking HIV from invading & destroying patients' immune systems.
Congress displaying its 'genetic' political intolerance: Venkaiah Naidu
"Congress talking about intolerance is like devil quoting scriptures," he said, adding that the mass exodus and genocide of Kashmiri Pandits happened during their regime.
Scientists identify 700 genetic variants influencing height
Researchers examined data on DNA from more than 250,000 people to identify a fifth of genetic factors that cause height to vary between individuals.
A new blood test can predict the onset & track progression of Huntington's disease
Huntington's disease is an inherited condition in which nerve cells in the brain break down over time.
'Sweeping generalisations about GMO not fair'
Mohanpur (West Bengal), Jan 16 (IANS) Sweeping generalisations about safety of GMOs are "not fair", an eminent scientist said on Monday.
Higher BMI amongst youngsters ups their risk for cardiovascular problems
When teens are overweight, they're looking at an increased risk for heart disease later in life.
Anti-GM crop activists urge 'supreme objectivity'
The anti-GM activists asked Vardhan to reject GM mustard, claiming it is a "hazardous scientific fraud" being perpetuated on the nation.
Harsh Vardhan takes charge of environment ministry
After Dave had passed away, government had subsequently handed over the additional charge of the ministry to Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan.
Sangh farmers' outfit joins anti-GM groups against transgenic mustard
The Bhartiya Kisan Sangh, farmers' group linked to the RSS, on Wednesday joined hands with anti-GM groups in their protest against regulatory clearance to transgenic GM mustard and demanded rejection of the regulator's recommendation of allowing commercial cultivation of the genetically engineered oil-seed in the country.
This rabi season may see the sowing of GM mustard
The Environment Ministry came out with a comprehensive note on the usage of specific variety of GM crops, and also indicated that safety of such crops should be assessed on a case by case basis.
Gene-editing technology identifies new HIV treatment targets
New York, Dec 20 (IANS) Using a gene-editing technology, scientists have identified three human genes essential for HIV infection, a finding that may promise new targets for treatment of the deadly infection.
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