Monday, 27 June, 2022
TopicBiotechnology

Topic: biotechnology

India will lose on agri-tech, experts tell PM, seek quicker approval for gene-edited plants

Experts associated with IAAG have written to PM Modi claiming approvals for gene-edited plants have been ‘inordinately delayed’ as the regulatory body has sought opinion of states.

Moderna shares fall from all-time high as euphoria around Covid vaccine data wears off

Moderna's shares, which nearly made an MIT professor a billionaire, began to slide after a report from the health publication Stat highlighted the early nature of the vaccine data.

MIT professor’s stake in biotech firm Moderna Inc on brink of topping $1 billion

Bob Langer’s 3.2% holding rose to $934.3 million Monday after the firm reported encouraging early trial results for an experimental Covid-19 vaccine.

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. 

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.

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, 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.

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.

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

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Airbus emerges as front runner to win Jet Airways’ order worth $5.5 billion

Once India’s top private airline, Jet Airways is returning to the skies. The company is trying to acquire A320neo jets and A220 planes from Airbus SE, Boeing Co. and Embraer SA.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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