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Category: GM Crops
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'Gene drives' are risky for field trials 27.11.2017 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
In 2013, scientists discovered a new way to precisely edit genes - technology called CRISPR that raised all sorts of enticing possibilities. Scientists wondered if it might be used to fix hereditary diseases, for example, or to develop new crops. One of the more intriguing ideas came from Kevin M Esvelt and his colleagues at Harvard University, USA: CRISPR, they suggested, could be used to save endangered wildlife from extinction by implanting a fertility-reducing gene in invasive animals - a so-called gene drive. When the genetically altered animals were released back into the wild, the ferti
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International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology turns 30 27.11.2017 BusinessLine - Science
On November 25, 1987, a global institution for genetic engineering and biotechnology started operations with its first experiment. It started a special programme of the United Nations Industrial Deve...
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Letters: Right to safe food 26.11.2017 Business Standard: Opinion & Analysis
There is no real vanilla in a vanilla ice cream or mango in a mango cream biscuit
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Silence of the looms 26.11.2017 HBL: Home
A vivid account of how India’s cotton growers and weavers have been ravaged by colonialism and its after-effects
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Organic farmers tap native cotton variety 26.11.2017 Hindu: News
These enthusiasts in Perambalur are attempting to revive ‘karunganni’
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Bringing home the bacon 24.11.2017 Hindu: Home
An animal lover reflects on why Okja resonated with her and why films like Babe don’t rise above the idyll of farm settings
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Unsafe practice in spraying pesticide killing farmers 24.11.2017 Hindu: News
Three deaths trigger panic in Perambalur district which is seeing a sharp increase in cotton cultivation
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India cotton exports to drop as pink bollworms eat crop 23.11.2017 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
Lower exports from the world's biggest producer will help its rivals like the US, Brazil to raise their exports to Asian buyers
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Integrated approach to help keep pink bollworm attacks in check 23.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Officials of the Agriculture Department in Ballari have adopted an integrated approach to create awareness among the cotton growers with regard to preventing and controlling attacks by the pink bollwo...
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Molecular biology laboratory opened 23.11.2017 Hindu: News
A new molecular biology laboratory under the Export Inspection Agency (EIA), Kochi, was opened in the city on Wednesday. The lab will facilitate export, import and domestic trade in food and feed. Ina...
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Pink bollworm tears into the very fibre of Maharashtra’s cotton growers 22.11.2017 HBL: Agri-biz
1.3 million ha of the 4.2 million ha under the crop suspected to be infected by the pest
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Novel molecule prevents malaria, shows research 22.11.2017 Hindu: S & T
In experiments carried out in test tubes, there was about 80% reduction in parasite invasion of RBCs.
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New treatment for leukemia 21.11.2017 HBL: Home
Scientists at Stanford University have identified a molecule that can be targeted to cure leukemia, the most common form of cancer in childhood. The therapy is similar to but distinct from CD19-tar...
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Seed firms squarely blame Monsanto for pest attack on Bt cotton 21.11.2017 All Companies Stories
Hyderabad, 21 November: Claiming that the seed companies had no role in pink bollworm (PBW) infestation of cotton crop carrying BG II technology, the National Seed Association of India (NSAI) has asked Government of India to declare the two-gene trait of the genetically modified(GM) cotton seed as ineffective against PBW.The seed industry body has also requested the Centre to direct the officials of states to register complaints of farmers on pink boll worm menace according to the roles and responsibilities of seed companies and trait developers.The companies that can be held accountable only if the seed supplied by them do not conform to the quality and purity parameters prescribed by the authorities were also being held responsible for infestation of pink bollworm, something which the trait developer Monsanto was solely answerable to, according to NSAI.The question of fixing the responsibility for crop losses in states like Maharashtra and Gujarat due to pink bollworm infestation ..
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New potential treatment found for leukemia cancer cells: Study 21.11.2017 DNA: Health
Stanford scientists have identified a molecule that can be targeted to cure leukemia - the most common form of cancer in childhood.
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Ease of business? GM research firms look abroad as tighter norms threaten at home 19.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
While India has climbed 30 rungs in the World Bank's ease-of-doing-business ladder and Moody's has raised the country's credit rating because of its reform push, for the agri-biotechnology industry the degree of difficulty has increased to such an extent that even home-bred companies are either relocating or expanding their research presence abroad.
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Gut bacteria linked to multiple sclerosis 19.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The composition of gut bacteria -- the presence of microbiota in the digestive tracks -- at a young age may contribute to the onset and further progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) disease, a new study found.
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Bollworm attack: compensate cotton farmers, says Pawar 18.11.2017 Hindu: News
NCP chief visits Yavatmal district, meets affected farmers
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India to be testing ground for questionable genetic control of mosquitoes? 17.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
If approved by its regulators, India will become testing ground for a new but controversial technology that its US developers claim can wipe out malaria from the country.
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Pink bollworm may eat up half of State’s cotton crop 17.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
Warning of unprecedented loss, experts call for quick action to curb spread
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