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Rare genetic brain disorder causing body shaking detected in india, coffee...

The rare genetic disorder called ADCY5-related dyskinesia results in the shaking and jerking of facial muscles, neck and hand. Reported in less than 400 cases in the world, the scientists now have found that coffee can provide positive relief to the patients...............

Tomato gene involved in viral infection and heat stress identified

The National Institute of Plant Genome Research's scientific team has observed that two genes (SlDEAD23 and SlDEAD35) help plants to withstand biotic and abiotic stresses...............

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

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...........

Google Doodle pays tributes to Har Gobind Khorana

Known for his work in the field of DNA and for constructing the first artificial gene, Indian-American scientist Har Gobind Khorana was honored by the Google on his 96th birth anniversary..........

Unicity launches world’s first ever ‘Genomeceuticals’ in India

As per the company, Genomeceutical is a ground-breaking, patent-pending, technology whereby certain secondary metabolites found in nature can help maintain the gene response whenever needed by the body.........

Scientists decipher why epilepsy drugs don’t work for some women

The study has found that a variation in a gene called Cytochrome P4501A1 (CYP1A1) is responsible for some women to suffer from frequent epileptic seizures.......

Scientists identify genes that increase risk of bone weakness

The study has revealed that the variations in the genes, PLIN1, CFD and ADIPOQ leads to a two-fold increased risk of low bone mass among North Indian populations...........