Wednesday, 17 August, 2022

Topic: Genomics

DNA test can help you pick right career, claims startup. ‘Unscientific, devastating’, slam experts

Astrology and psychometric tests are also part of the 'future-charting' package by Genleap, which says some educational institutes have expressed interest in the test.

Genomics data banking could revolutionise healthcare, but comes with unmitigated risks

Genome data collected for medical purposes can easily be used for other purposes by bigger players without the contributor’s consent today.

Most genetic studies use only white participants – and that affects public health

The effects of gene variants that are present only in the unstudied groups remain unknown, which means important clues about causes of diseases might be missed.

Genetics labs come under watch, govt to monitor gene therapy research across India

Evaluation panel of scientists & clinicians proposed. Under new Indian Council of Medical Research guidelines, germ-line gene therapy remains prohibited.

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.

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Pakistan: Imran Khan's Instagram account hacked, doubious crypto link posted

Imran Khan’s becoming costly for Pakistan govt. But army won’t completely remove him from scene

Imran Khan is so tuned into Pakistan’s domestic politics, he sees foreign policy more as a ploy. That’s why he can surprise his rally audience with a Jaishankar video.

India’s ‘salaried class’ shrank during Covid, Muslims hit hardest, govt data suggests

India’s salaried class shrank by 2.7 percentage points during pandemic, govt’s Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) shows. But data for religious minorities, women is even bleaker.


The two frigates under construction at Yantar shipyard in Russia | Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Not dependent on Ukraine for engines, want to be part of Make in India initiative, says Russia

India had procured gas turbine engines from Ukraine & handed over to Russia to install them on the Admiral Grigorovich-class guided-missile stealth frigates being made for the Navy.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.