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How Chinese scientists created monkeys with human brain genes

The study was published in Beijing’s National Science Review journal in March, but has led many to question the ethics of the experiment.
Twins

Forget science, reality of gene-edited babies can disrupt our tenuous social structures

A global dialogue is needed to reach a consensus on genetic technologies, keeping in mind scientific and social ramifications.
File image of He Jiankui | Bloomberg

Gene-Edited Babies Shock the World, But Not Investors

Chinese researcher He Jiankui has used Crispr — a powerful new tool — to help create what may be world’s two first genetically edited babies.
A corn crop being analysed (representational image)

Cancer fighting genetic tool ‘Crispr’ is now being used for improving quality of crops

US and Europe, however, have contrasting policies on genetically modified crops which could possibly start a costly trade dispute.

On Camera

Lalita Pawar in a still from Anand

Lalita Pawar, Hindi cinema’s favourite vamp, played a memorable positive role in Anand

In Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Anand, which also stars Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan, Lalita Pawar plays a caring hospital matron.
assange

‘Free Julian Assange’ petition goes viral: Why is the world so invested in his release?

Julian Assange, co-founder of whisteblowing website WikiLeaks, is facing extradition to the US after Ecuador revoked his political asylum.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.