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  • Bill to regulate DNA technology under consideration: Govt.

    Bill to regulate DNA technology under consideration: Govt.

    In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, he said the Department of Biotechnology in the Ministry of Science and Technology has formulated ‘The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill’ to provide, regulation of the use and application of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) technology with the aim to establish the identity of certain categories of persons, including victims, offenders, suspects, undertrials, missing persons and unknown deceased persons.

    April 7, 2022
  • 7 DNA fingerprints that decide who may get cancer discovered

    7 DNA fingerprints that decide who may get cancer discovered

    Lifestyle, or put another way 'bad habits', is one of the textbook explanations for why some people are at higher risk for cancer.

    January 4, 2021
  • Ancestry of the genetic code

    Ancestry of the genetic code

    The origin of life is the origin of heredity as well

    November 25, 2020
  • Performing specific functions

    Performing specific functions

    Cell specialisation demonstrates the unity and diversity of biology.

    October 7, 2020
  • Levels of DNA wrapping

    Levels of DNA wrapping

    Nucleosomes are packed together to form chromatin fibers and chromosomes.

    June 3, 2020
  • Indoor dust bacteria have transferable antibiotic resistance genes: Study

    Indoor dust bacteria have transferable antibiotic resistance genes: Study

    Bacteria can share many different types of genes as long as the genes have mobile segments of DNA.

    January 26, 2020
  • How does cruelty to animals influence behaviour in children?

    How does cruelty to animals influence behaviour in children?

    Early experiences of violence Early experiences of violence may confer lasting damage at may confer lasting damage at the basic levels of nervous, the basic levels of nervous, endocrine, and immune endocrine, and immune systems, and can even systems, and can even influence the genetic influence the genetic alteration of DNA alteration of DNA.

    December 30, 2019
  • Tiny bubbles in our body to fight cancer better than chemo

    Tiny bubbles in our body to fight cancer better than chemo

    The study, published in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, focused on breast cancer cells in mice.

    September 15, 2019
  • Determining order

    Determining order

    An almost six decade-old experiment had found that messenger ribonucleic acid guides the synthesis of polypeptide chains.

    August 7, 2019
  • Cracking a primordial mystery

    Cracking a primordial mystery

    A team of scientists has published a paper recently that looks into how amino acids formed on early Earth to birth complex life.

    July 17, 2019
  • Frequent night shifts can damage your DNA: Study

    Frequent night shifts can damage your DNA: Study

    The study shows that DNA repair gene expression is lower at baseline among night workers and further decreases after acute sleep deprivation, which supports the postulation that night workers demonstrate impaired DNA repair.

    January 27, 2019
  • Identifying tumour suppressor genes

    Identifying tumour suppressor genes

    Enormous scientific progress has been made in recent years providing reasons to believe that our growing understanding of cancer will eventually allow it to be brought under control.

    January 9, 2019
  • Bioinformatics: Unravelling the genes

    Bioinformatics: Unravelling the genes

    The emerging field of bioinformatics merges computer science and biology in an attempt to make sense of the torrential data of human genomes and proteomes.

    December 12, 2018
  • Now it will take minutes to detect all types of cancer, say scientists

    Now it will take minutes to detect all types of cancer, say scientists

    Discovering that cancerous DNA molecules formed entirely different 3D nanostructures from normal circulating DNA was a breakthrough that has enabled an entirely new approach to detect cancer non-invasively in any tissue type including blood.

    December 6, 2018
  • RNA polymerases: Unravelling the structural components

    RNA polymerases: Unravelling the structural components

    Here’s how the three enzymes called RNA polymerases I, II, and III carry out transcription in the eukaryotic nucleus.

    November 28, 2018
  • Nonsense mutation

    Nonsense mutation

    Here's the lowdown on a unique process of cellular translation.

    September 12, 2018
  • Promising a vast scope

    Promising a vast scope

    The subject of molecular biosciences is full of novel research prospects in areas of modern medicine, solar and biofuel production.

    August 28, 2018