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Kashmiri doctor helps gene editing of human embryos 6.8.2017 DNA: Top News
For the first time, genetically modified human embryos have been developed in the US and Kashmir-born doctor Sanjeev Kaul has played a lead role in this breakthrough. Scientists have now demonstrated an effective way of using a gene-editing tool to correct a disease-causing gene mutation in human embryos and stop it from passing to future generations. Though this is not a full-fledged start of a revolution of having 'designer babies', the first steps, however, have been laid. China attempted this earlier. A team of scientists has altered human embryos using a new technique called CRISPR CAS9 that edits genes and in this case it helped remove a fatal mutation that leads to heart attacks. This now opens up an ethical 'Pandora's Box' if germline repairs and enhancements may become a thing in vogue. As of now, the human embryos were not implanted in humans. But this now opens up exciting prospects of the world having designer babies soon. The research published in British journal Nature shows the first ...
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Kashmir-born doctor helps develop genetically modified human embryos 6.8.2017 News
A team of scientists has altered human embryos using a new technique called CRISPR CAS9
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The news and the noise about gene editing 5.8.2017 Hindu: Home
CRISPR, the gene-editing technology and acronym for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats, and CRISPR-associated protein9 (Cas9) have created much enthusiasm among the scientific ...
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A gene editing game-changer 4.8.2017 TOI: All Headlines
A gene editing game-changer
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Going native 4.8.2017 Hindu: Crafts
Rajesh Krishnan moved to Wayanad to become an organic farmer and root for traditional paddy seeds and integrated farming
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Eminent scientist P M Bhargava passes away 1.8.2017 Rediff: News
Bhargava is a pioneer in the field of biotechnology in the country.
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PM Bhargava passes away at 89 1.8.2017 BusinessLine - News
Pushpa Mitra Bhargava, well-known scientist, institution builder & science populariser, passed away today after prolonged illness. He was 89. He is survived by a son and daughter. The founder dire...
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Pushpa Bhargava, Scientist And Activist, Dies At 89 1.8.2017 Hindu: National
Veteran molecular biologist and a vehement critic of genetically modified crops, Pushpa Mittra Bhargava, died at his home in Hyderabad on Tuesday. He was 89. He is survived by a son and daughter.Dr Bh...
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Supreme Court to decide fate of commercial cultivation of GM mustard 1.8.2017 TOI: India
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Transformative gene therapies 31.7.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The approval of gene therapy for leukaemia, expected in the next few months, will open the door to a radically new class of cancer treatments. Companies and universities are racing to develop these new therapies, which re-engineer and turbocharge millions of a patient's own immune cells, turning them into cancer killers that researchers call a 'living drug'. One of the big goals is to get them to work for many other cancers, including those of the breast, prostate, ovary, lung and pancreas. "This has been utterly transformative in blood cancers," said Dr Stephan Grupp, director of the cancer immunotherapy programme at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA. "If it can start to work in solid tumours, it will be utterly transformative for the whole field." But it will take time to find that out, Stephan said, at least five years. This type of treatment is also being studied in glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumour. Results of a study at the University of Pennsylvania, published last month, were ...
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Final decision on GM mustard likely in September, SC told 31.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A decision on the commercial release of Genetically Modified (GM) mustard crop in the country will be taken by September, the Central government told the Supreme Court on Monday.
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Likely to take decision on GM mustard seeds in September: Centre tells Supreme Court 31.7.2017 Zee News : India National
The court had asked Centre to seek public opinion on such seeds before releasing it for cultivation purpose, even as the government approval is awaited.
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Will take policy decision on GM mustard crop, Centre tells Supreme Court 31.7.2017 ET: Agriculture
Earlier the bench had granted time to the Centre to apprise it as to by when it will take a "well-informed and well-intentioned" policy decision on the roll out.
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Will take a policy decision on GM mustard crop: Centre tells apex court 31.7.2017 HBL: Agri-biz
The Centre today told the Supreme Court that it will take a decision in a month-and-a-half on whether to allow the commercial roll-out of Genetically Modified (GM) mustard crop in the country. A Be...
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Will take policy decision on GM mustard crop, Centre tells SC 31.7.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
The Centre today told the Supreme Court that it will take a decision in a month-and-a-half on whether to allow the commercial roll out of Genetically Modified (GM) mustard crop in the country.A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud told Additional Solicitor General P S Narasimha that if the government takes a decision in favour of GM mustard crop, then the court would like to hear the petition challenging the commercial release.The bench also said that as the mustard sowing season begins in the month of October, any decision favouring the roll out will come into
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Will take policy decision on GM mustard crop, Centre tells SC 31.7.2017 TOI: India
A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud told Additional Solicitor General P S Narasimha that if the government takes a decision in favour of GM mustard crop, then the court would like to hear the petition challenging the commercial release.
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Likely to take decision on GM mustard seeds in September: Centre tells SC 31.7.2017 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi , July 31 : The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that it is likely to take a decision on Genetically Modified (GM) mustard seeds issue in September.
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Punjab, Maharashtra warn cotton farmers on potential pest attacks 31.7.2017 TOI: Intl Business
INDIA-COTTON:Punjab, Maharashtra warn cotton farmers on potential pest attacks
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Will take policy decision on GM mustard crop, Centre tells SC 31.7.2017 Hindu: Home
The court had restrained the commercial release of the crop for ten days on October 7, 2016.
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GM mustard: Activists step up campaign ahead of SC hearing 30.7.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on GM Mustard, anti-GM activists have made fervent pleas to Prime Minister Narendra Modi against giving the nod for its commercial cultivation. A group of doctors, including two union health ministers - Anbumani Ramadoss and Vallabhbhai Kathiria and an anti-GM advocacy group have written to the Prime Minister over the past few days cautioning against the "inherently unsafe" transgenic mustard developed by a group of Delhi University researchers. "...we write to you now to request you to urgently reject this GM mustard commercialization application. This is an unsafe and unneeded GMO and India's citizens and environment should not be forced to face the risks and dangers of this GM mustard," according to the letter signed by 35 doctors. The Coalition for GM-Free India said it has learnt that the GEAC and its sub-committee, which undertook the safety appraisal of GM mustard crop, are proposing that it should be allowed for commercial planting in India but with "certain ...
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