Sunday, 27 November, 2022
TopicGenetic Engineering

Topic: Genetic Engineering

GE will lead the way to food security, India must invest in R&D, says agri expert

Biotechnologist Dr Deepak Pental says crops developed through biotechnology are key to increasing yield while surviving pest & pathogen attacks that have been rising due to global warming.

Why farmers are still having to protest for their right to sow GM seeds, even in a pandemic

This month marks the third year of farmers' ‘civil disobedience movement' demanding the right to sow Genetically Modified (GM) seeds.

Har Gobind Khorana — Nobel winner who gave genetic engineering its biggest breakthrough

From his humble beginnings in a village in Punjab, Khorana became one of the biggest names in the world’s scientific community.

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 world gets it first shark that eats plants

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them.

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. 

EU study trashes anti-GM paper by French expert who Jairam Ramesh cited to ban Bt Brinjal

EU investigation of the paper by Gilles-Éric Séralini comes as much-needed validation for scientists and farmers in India who have been pushing for GM crops.

On Camera

YourTurn

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Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
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GameFi is revolutionising global NFT market. Here’s how crypto regulations could shape it

GameFi is the intersection of gaming and finance in an environment driven by use of blockchain, non-fungible tokens and smart contracts.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

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.