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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..................

WHO’s expert panel to develop global standards for human gene editing

The panel being established by World Health Organization, will review the current literature on the state of the research and its applications, and societal attitudes towards the different uses of this technology...………….

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...…………….

CRISPR holds out hope for thalassemia patients

The Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) gene editing technology is beng used to introduce beneficial natural mutations into blood cells to boost production of foetal haemoglobin...............