Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicDNA test

Topic: DNA test

Delhi boy ‘found 5 yrs after abduction’ awaits DNA answers as ‘mom’ says he’s not her missing son

When he was 8, Suraj was allegedly abducted by his mother’s ex-partner. Delhi Police claim to have ‘found’ the child in Rajasthan this June, but questions have been raised about his identity.

Indore man who jumped in front of train suspected wife had ‘affair’, wanted DNA test of children

Purported video of Rajesh Patel has gone viral on social media since his death by alleged suicide, in which he appears to blame his wife for his end. No abetment to suicide FIR registered yet.

Is your child at higher risk of rare disease? Why more couples are going for genetic tests

Proponents say genetic tests can help couples make their own reproductive decisions armed with information about possible rare disorders. But it comes with an ethical dilemma.

UP man traces his ‘stolen’ buffalo to nearby village, now wants DNA test to fix ownership

Shamli's Chandrapal Singh claims he traced his stolen buffalo to a nearby village in Saharanpur districts, but villagers there say it always belonged to a local resident.

DNA of 3 killed in Shopian encounter matches missing Rajouri youth, families demand bodies

Pictures of the three dead youth had circulated on social media in August, and their families had identified them as their relatives and demanded a DNA test.

Chinese parents test DNA to check if kids will become prodigies

Genetic testing industry is booming in China but experts say claims that DNA data can be used to predict a child’s abilities is more horoscope than science.

New DNA test designed by Indian firm can detect drug-resistant TB nearly a month faster

Bengaluru company says the new DNA test, Spit Seq, will also help doctors pick the right drugs for treatment.

Who’s your daddy? Why a DNA test is not best positioned to answer this

It might not be the right question anyway. A better one is, what does society want a father to be?

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.