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Synthetic alternative to monoclonal antibodies enter humans for the first time

US based Inovio Pharmaceuticals' DNA-encoded monoclonal antibody (dMAb™) platform has made a leap forward with first-in-human trial that will target Zika infection...............

Lok Sabha passes DNA Technology Regulation Bill

The passage of the DNA bill in the lower house of the Parliament has to now matched by green signal from upper house too for it to become a law to ensure the application of DNA-based forensic technologies to support and strengthen the justice delivery system of the country...………..

Rewind 2018: An action packed year for the DBT!

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) initiated many new programmes, ranging from collaboration to scaling up, aimed at boosting industry and academic research. The top policymaking agency has been at the forefront of promoting the growth of the sector throughout the year..................

Gene-editing a significant leap forward but only if used ethically

In the backdrop of the claims made by Chinese scientists, He Jiankui that he has edited the human genome embryo, the experts have pointed out that it has not been proven to be safe, and acceptable ethical guidelines have yet to be fully drafted or agreed upon...…………….

“We are excited about the DNA Bill as a game changer”

Mentioned Dr Rajnish Bharti, General Manager, Promega Biotech in an exclusive face to face interaction with the BioVoice where he also talked about current activities and future outlook...……......

Dr Harsh Vardhan bats for DNA Technology Bill

The important DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2018 that has been hanging fire since decades, seeks to create a national DNA database for use by the police to solve crimes and identify missing persons...………..

India expands the horizons of DNA Technology usage in forsenics

The union government's green signal to the DNA Based Technology (Use and Regulation) Bill 2018 is expected to ensure the speedier justice delivery and increased conviction rate...…………..

Can conventional genetic tests be considered reliable?

The alarming number of genetic abnormalities in children is an indication that it is about time for us in India to embrace NGS routine genetic testing, as it is a comprehensive test (can detect all types of genetic mutations), accurate, fast, and cost-effective...........

Jumping genes become active in critical brain areas with age

Studies on jumping genes are significant as it can cause insertional mutations leading to several diseases. Till date, more than 100 disease-causing jumping gene insertions have been identified................

ICGEB scientists alter fungal genome to double enzyme production for biofuel...

This finding is particularly significant in India considering the government is planning to set-up twelve (12) 2G-ethanol biorefineries across India using cellulosic feedstock...........