New fungicide is eco-benign
Scientists are thrilled by the discovery that fungal enzymes called chitinases are environment friendly fungicides.
Laboratory-made antibodies work miracles
Scientists have genetically engineered specific antibodies to prevent organ rejection in transplants and to combat cancer. This opens up new …
Can the Grim Reaper wait, please?
A timeless dream: eternal youth, unblemished by illness. The search for the font of immortality has taken a late 20th century turn into what …
Fear no starch
By the turn of the century, you can dig your teeth into anything starchy and yet maintain good dental health -courtesy, genetically engineered plants
Wings of change
Researchers are trying to end malaria at its very root: by genetically modifying mosquitoes that carry the disease
Mesoamerican masters of biotechnology
Maize is undeniably humanity's greatest, and the first, feat of genetic engineering. But the success story cannot be attributed to modern humans. …
"Genetically modified technology is absolutely price neutral"
Graham Brookes, an agricultural economist and director of the UK-based PG Economics limited, a research and consultancy organisation, has …
Selling God's secrets
After 20 years of scepticism, increasing sales have finally convinced industries that genetic engineering holds the key to the future.
Apply precautionary principle to biotechnologies, scientists & policymakers urge at COP15 Montreal
US Department of Agriculture pushing release of genetically engineered American chestnut into the wild worrying
Explained: Works of 3 evolutionary scientists that got them a Nobel
One Briton and two American scientists bag the prestigious award for their work that is meant to create cleaner fuels and treat diseases
In 2016, many Indian-origin scientists made it big and got international acclaim for their work. From genetics to nanoelectronics, these …
Controversy erupts as samples for study on genetic mutations are sent outside India without approval
Illegal GM Soybean: Farmers’ body demands CBI probe into GEAC inaction
The biosafety regulatory body denies receiving any complain about illegal cultivation of GM Soybean in some parts of Gujarat
Divided colours of cotton
The Union government goes for another field trial of Bt cotton, and another round of confusion
'Farmers will have no choice'
DAVID HATHAWAY is a social scientist who has worked in Brazil on issues such as transnational corporations, pesticides, genetically engineered …
Should we bring back the dodo? De-extinction is a feel-good story, but these high-tech replacements aren’t really ‘resurrecting’ species
A section of scientists have argued that de-extinction will eventually help restore ecosystems. But others disagree
Bananas that are actually vaccines. Potatoes that kill bacteria. Tobacco plants that fight tooth decay. Medical science has more tricks up its sleeve
Promising initial tests of new rice strains with high potential for farmers have spurred biotechnologists to press ahead with the search for …
Researchers have decoded the genetic sequence of the bacterium responsible for cholera. This will aid in the development of new vaccines and …
Indian firm finds new way to create GM hybrids
Rice -- the staple food of 65 per cent of India's population -- is in for a revolution. An Indian firm has developed a technique to develop …
Seed congress surreptitiously endorses transgenic varieties
did the World Seed Congress-2003 -- held under a cloak of secrecy in Bangalore from June 7 to 11 -- have a hidden agenda? It transpires that the …
Why the world is worried about this new biotechnology
In the Convention on Biological Diversity, a moratorium on biotechnology, like genetically engineered mosquitoes, takes centre stage
Stage set for armageddon
Two wheat genes that confer absolute resistance to lethal Ug99 stem rust strain identified
Will a disaster take place before strong laws are adopted to protect the world against irresponsible introduction of gmos?
The turkey buzzards
Facing resistance to the introduction of gmos in the North, business houses are waiting to take advantage of the South, including India, where …