China jails scientist who gene-edited babies
He Jiankui, the first-ever scientist to create world's first gene-edited babies, has been sentenced to three years in prison along with three million yuan ($430,000) as fine by a court in Shenzhen. According to news agency Xinhua, He was “illegally carrying out the human embryo gene-editing intended for reproduction”
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.
Matches made in heaven or genome?
There may finally be a face-off between astrologers and biochemists to decide.
Failing to lose weight? Understanding your genes may help you get fit
Mapping your entire genetic structure the startup’s GenomeKundli, gives customers an insight on predisposition to more than 100 plus genetic health conditions’ claims founder, Neeraj Gupta.
Tune differences between bird species linked to genes: Study
The researchers, including those from Hokkaido University in Japan, said species-specific songs by birds were dependent on differences in the structure and development of regions in the brain which influenced behaviour, but the genetic mechanism underlying these differences remained elusive until now.
This simple at-home test can predict prostate cancer risk, five years in advance
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men.
Stress is turning your hair white, and scientists have found a way to interrupt the process
In the study, published in the journal Nature, the scientists induced intense pain in special black mice for several weeks using a substance called resiniferatoxin, and turned the animals' fur completely white.
India facing risk of being in a larger structural slowdown: Gene Fang, Moody’s
India’s debt to GDP at 67% is significantly higher than other peers in the BAA rated space .
Don't wait for the symptoms, new blood test can predict onset of TB six months in advance
This test can help treat the disease better, and save countless lives.
KeyGene launches strategic research collaboration
KeyGene’s crop innovation platforms will be used for the development of economically important and market relevant traits.
Gene discovery may help improve crop yields worldwide
The research, published in The Plant Cell journal, explores the genetic architecture of the little understood process of senescence in maize and other cereal crops.
Have you inherited obesity genes? Jogging daily best exercise to stay fit
Other activities like mountain climbing, walking, power walking, certain types of dancing and yoga practices also reduce BMI.
Genetic tests gaining popularity for diagnosis & treatments in India
The size of the industry, which is pegged at Rs 300-400 crore, has been growing at 30% annually.
Gene Games: These Duos Will Give You Serious Father's Day Goals
Legacies can be hard to endure, but the way these children have taken to their father's sporting careers is admirable, and something to look...
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