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Gene Patenting…Why the Controversy?

Gene Patenting was always a controversy and the very recent case is the one in which Myriad genetics, a private firm has applied for patents for two genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 linked to fighting against diseases like breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Read more…

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Posted by Amy Rosanna - 25/04/2013 at 22:59

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DNA Nanoparticle Therapy

The nature of Nanoparticle which carry DNA through the body may be altered to boost their effectiveness in combating cancer and other diseases, a group of researchers finished in a paper. A group of researchers from Johns Northwestern and Hopkins Universities Read more…

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Posted by vittal - 22/01/2013 at 00:30

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Sandy Stricken Medical Research!!! Waiting to be recovered

Hurricane Sandy brought a big loss to the promising medical research as it resulted in mass killing of genetically engineered animals in the New York university labs. According to the scientist, situation is terrible as it will take many more years to be recovered Read more…

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Posted by Amy Rosanna - 10/12/2012 at 04:31

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First Gene Therapy Drug gets Green Signal

Glybera, the first gene therapy drug got approval from European Commission on 25th October, 2012 for being used against the rare inherited disorder Lipoprotein-Lipase Deficiency (LPLD). This is a great milestone for UniQure, a drug company based in Netherlands. Read more…

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Posted by Amy Rosanna - 16/11/2012 at 06:39

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Nobel prize for Cloning and Stem Cell research

Shinya Yamanaka and John B Gurdon, two eminent scientist from Japan and Britain respectively, were honoured for their researches in Stem cell and cloning by awarding the Nobel prize for physiology and medicine. This achievement was for Read more…

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Posted by Amy Rosanna - 03/11/2012 at 00:13

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RAPD Markers to Evaluate Genetic Diversity in Pisum Sativum

Pea (Pisum sativum) is the second most important food legume worldwide. The increasing demand for protein rich raw materials for animal feed or intermediary products for human nutrition have led to greater interest in this crop as a protein source. Read more…

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Posted by Kasinda Kris - 20/08/2012 at 08:15

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