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First genetically modified human embryos created in US 27.7.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Previous reports of editing human embryos were all by scientists in China.
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US scientists correct DNA in lab-grown human embryos 27.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
In a first in the US, scientists using the 'CRISPR' genome-editing technique, have successfully corrected the DNA in human embryos that carried inherited diseases.
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Panel for action against farmers using herbicides on GM mustard 26.7.2017 Hindu: National
Anti-GM activists question efficacy of such regulation
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First world responsiblefor climate change: CSI 26.7.2017 Hindu: Kerala
CSI Synod supports Gadgil panel report for protecting the Western Ghats
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GDP growth in last 2 yrs of UPA rule below projections: Niti 25.7.2017 Rediff: Business
Under the new methodology, the base year has been changed from 2004-05 to 2011-12 and also in conformity with the international practice, the GDP is now measured at market prices.
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Actual GDP growth in last 2 years under UPA below projections: NITI Aayog 25.7.2017 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
As per the revised GDP series, the country's economic growth stood at 5.6% & 6.6% in the said period
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GDP growth in last 2 yrs of UPA rule below projections: Niti 25.7.2017 TOI: All Headlines
GDP growth in last 2 yrs of UPA rule below projections: Niti
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‘Withdraw nod for GM mustard’ 25.7.2017 Hindu: National
DMK working president M.K. Stalin on Monday wrote to Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan urging him to revoke the nod for production and cultivation of genetically modified mustard seed for comme...
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SC for more data on GM mustard 25.7.2017 Hindu: National
The Supreme Court on Monday asked the government to stop itself from embarking on any project on, or commercial release of, genetically modified (GM) mustard.A Bench of Chief Justice of India J.S. Khe...
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SC seeks response on impact of GM mustard 24.7.2017 deccanherald.com
The Supreme Court on Monday sought to know from the Centre details of any possible adverse impact on the commercial release of genetically modified (GM) mustard crop. A bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud asked Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to file the government's response by July 28 to the scientific study undertaken. The court reiterated that if the commercial rollout of GM mustard has an adverse impact, then the government would have to take a "well-informed" view before coming out with a policy decision. Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for NGO Gene Campaign and others, contended that the genetically modified seeds might have adverse effects, leading to diseases like cancer. If it was so, then the court might have to restrain the government, he said. "You will have to give an undertaking on the effects of GM mustard. If it is going to have an (adverse) impact, then we will have to take a decision," the bench said. Mehta sought time to file a fresh affidavit ...
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Economists rally behind GM Mustard 24.7.2017 BusinessLine - Economy
The proponents of genetically modified technology in agriculture have got support from an unexpected quarter. A group of 33 economists has petitioned the Prime Minister to favourably consider the comm...
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Supreme Court asks government to apprise it about any adverse impact of GM mustard crop 24.7.2017 ET: Agriculture
The court had on July 17 asked the Centre to take a "considered" view before taking a policy decision on the commercial release of the crop.
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Grey market corners new GM hybrids as farmers look beyond Bt cotton 24.7.2017 News
Sold illegally, new the GM varieties are popular, as they offer both insect and herbicide tolerance
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Panel of economists urges PM to consider commercialisation of GM mustard 24.7.2017 HBL: Industry & Economy
The proponents of genetically modified technology in agriculture have got support from unexpected quarters in India. A group of 33 economists have petitioned the Prime Minister to favourably consider...
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'Superalgae' may help protect world's corals from bleaching 22.7.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Researchers have found a solution to reduce bleaching of the world's coral reefs by genetically engineering the micro-algae found in corals, enhancing their stress tolerance to ocean warming.
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TransDisciplinary University Brings Together the Best Minds to Deliberate over the Promise and Problems of Synthetic Biology 22.7.2017 New Kerala: Business India
Bengaluru, July 21: Scientists across the globe are discovering novel ways to alter DNA so as to genetically engineer new forms of life.
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Ex-Cabinet secy 'regrets' over introducing GM cotton in India 21.7.2017 ET: Agriculture
"In 1990s, I introduced GM cotton in India. Twenty years later, I regret...I am responsible for suicide of thousands of cotton farmers," Subramanian said.
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'Superalgae' to protect world's corals from bleaching 21.7.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Researchers have found a solution to reduce coral bleaching by genetically engineering the micro-algae found in corals, enhancing their stress tolerance to ocean warming.
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'Superalgae' to protect world's corals from bleaching 21.7.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
These micro-algae are called Symbiodinium, a genus of primary producers found in corals that are essential for reef health and, thereby, critical to ocean productivity, said researchers from University of New South Wales in Australia.
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GM mustard: towards food security? 20.7.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
On May 11, 2017, India's regulator for transgenic products, the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), under the Environment Ministry, recommended approval for commercial production of genetically modified (GM) mustard. If the ministry grants permission, it will be a first for a GM food crop in India. The GM crops have been a contentious issue in India for over two decades. After BT cotton was approved in 2002, India has not been able to approve any other genetically modified crop for cultivation. The GEAC cleared BT brinjal in 2010 but was put on hold by then environment minister Jairam Ramesh following protests from civil society groups. Activists convinced the government to put an indefinite moratorium on BT brinjal. The anti-GM crop campaigners now want to do the same with mustard. They have has been threatening nationwide protests in case the government grants approval. The anti-GM crop activists argue that the introduction of genetically modified foods could reduce biodiversity, so ...
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