Synthetic biology – altering or redesigning genes to meet human objectives – is a fast-developing field with significant potential impacts on nature conservation, according to the Genetic frontiers for conservation assessment report. So far mostly applied in agriculture and medicine, synthetic biology could have substantial knock-on effects on conservation – including modified genes spreading to […]
Having dealt with the fundamentals of GMOs in our previous seven articles, now it’s inevitable to focus on some of the most common myths on GMOs and we have provided convincing solutions to the same, thus establishing the safety of genetically engineered plants. Myth 1: 👿 Cultivation of GMOs is a serious threat to biodiversity. […]
Having dealt with the fundamentals of GMOs in our previous issues, now it’s inevitable to focus on the regulatory bodies managing the research, safety and commercialization of GMOs. As described in our earlier articles, the research involving in genetic manipulation is strictly coordinated at various levels in India. At the university level, any researcher willing […]
In our previous articles, we emphasized our readers to understand the basic phenomenon behind GM technology, its applications, how GMOs are being produced with a case study of Bt technology and its acceptable safety. In this issue, we have made efforts to shed light on to prove logically that the GMOs are no different from […]
From the earlier issues you would have understood the imperative need of biotechnological approaches in crop improvement for ensuring food and nutritional security. In this issue let us make you clear about the origin of the idea of genetic modification and how actually the GMO’s are produced.
In the 21st century, the Indian agriculture needs to be revitalized in order to face the daunting challenge of climate change alongside with the persisting malnutrition and emerging pests and diseases. Owing to the fact that mapping and breeding for complex traits like yield under stress, disease resistance etc., is challenging by conventional means (due […]
Can you Understand Nature’s language? Language is the basis for human communication. Have you ever wondered how nature communicates to us? The sacred language of nature is very simple with just four alphabets: A, T, G and C. These are chemically called nitrogenous bases. Speaking scientifically, all living organisms on earth can understand only this […]
Fasten your seat belt: Towards understanding ATGC… One of the earliest bases for the establishment of civilization is ‘Agriculture’, the domestication of desired plants. The primary objective of agriculture, right from Dark Age to the present Genomic era is to develop improved versions of plants that satisfy the needs of that time. Let’s time travel […]