Coronavirus: New disease spreading in Asia revives SARS fears
According to Institut Pasteur, the new strain is the seventh known type of coronavirus that humans can contract. WHO has advised that individuals should protect themselves against the virus by thoroughly washing their hands, covering their noses when they sneeze, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs, and avoiding close contact with wild or farm animals.
Govt advisory on illegal 'Genetically Modified' crops soon
Several cases of cultivation of illegal GM crops have been reported from across st...
Science flourishes where there is freedom of thought, says Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan
“I personally believe that science flourishes wh...
Share market update: Agriculture stocks mixed; Advanced Enzyme Tech up 2%
The 30 shares BSE Sensex was up 211.87 points at 41811.59.
Looking ahead: A class of antibiotics may help treat common form of dementia
Frontotemporal dementia, the most common type of the syndrome, begins between ages 40 and 65.
Share market update: Agriculture stocks down; JK Agri Genetics dips 4%
The 30 shares BSE Sensex was down 173.68 points at 41507.86.
Govt to come up with financial assistance for fighting rare diseases
The decision comes as the government comes up with a new draft policy for the treatment of rare diseases, more than a year after it withdrew the earlier policy that promised an initial corpus fund of Rs 100 crore for the treatment of patients with rare genetic diseases.
Share market update: Agriculture stocks down; Godrej Agrovet loses 2%
The 30 shares BSE Sensex was up 94.53 points at 41546.88.
Impossible dumplings and beyond buns: Will China buy fake meat?
Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods have taken different approaches to imitating the taste and texture of animal meat, with different regulatory implications in China. Beyond Meat uses pea protein, while Impossible Foods relies on a genetically modified soy molecule called heme.
New algorithm can find treatment to deadly brain cancer
The new treatment is based on activating CNR2 in the nervous system.
China convicts researchers in gene-edited baby controversy
Three researchers involved in the births of genetically edited babies have been sentenced to three years for practicing medicine illegally, Chinese state media said Monday.
Quantum Leap: Gene editing could prove to be a game-changer
A Chinese scientist, He Jiankui, claimed last year that he had created the world’s first gene-edited babies using Crispr, to make them resistant to HIV, although that could make them more vulnerable to other diseases. He invited condemnation from around the world and exposed the dangers of unregulated gene editing.
JNU: In news for all the wrong reasons
Shortly after Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar took over as VC of the JNU, in Jan 2016, he emphasised faculty and students should be known for their scientific and social contributions and it should not be in the news for the wrong reasons. Ironically, JNU has been in the news for the wrong reasons, thereafter.
Matches made in heaven or genome?
There may finally be a face-off between astrologers and biochemists to decide.
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 with more than 3 billion DNA base pairs. Genome sequencing will lead to precision medication, instead of clinicians giving drugs based on collective knowledge. Diagnostic companies such as Dr Lal Path-Labs and Lifecell have already partnered with IndiGen, offering genetic testing.
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