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Deforestation

Introducing biotech trees to help stop disappearing forests is easier said that done

Releasing genetically engineered trees into forests to counter threats to forest health represents a new frontier in biotechnology. 
Healthcare

The key to the future of biotechnology is you, and your body

As developments in technology and medicine race forward, our body data such as biomarkers and lifestyle logs could help accomplish advanced healthcare systems.
Dr Renu Swarup | Twitter/@RenuSwarup

India is not just a premier vaccine manufacturer, it can develop new vaccines too

Dr Renu Swarup, secretary of the government’s Department of Biotechnology, talks about the state of Indian health technology and what the future holds.
Shekhar Mande

Shekhar Mande, leading expert on DNA fingerprinting, to head scientific research in India

Mande has been appointed director general of CSIR, having served as director at the National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), Pune, since 2011.
Millets

The bajra that can fight India’s iron deficiency problem

Study shows consumption of biofortified bajra can improve learning and mental abilities among school-going children.
Crispr and related new biotechnologies might lead to the engineering of new bioweapons | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

How gene-editing cures may become a bio-weapon nightmare

Biotechnologies like Crispr have the possibilities of dangerous applications which might turn our biological machinery against us. 

Two Indian journalists are bringing the women of science to life

Nandita Jayaraj and Aashima Dogra are chronicling the lives of Indian women scientists at The Life of Science.

On Camera

PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
GoT

Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

Defence

After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?