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Gene defect for allergic & autoimmune diseases discovered

A mutation of the IL-33 gene in the human genome that results in multiple allergic disease manifestations, and autoimmune disease has been discovered for the first time

Deep learning model to predict adverse drug to drug interactions

Using gene expression data, the new model can predict how some drug-drug interactions can lead to adverse effects in the human body

In a watershed moment, govt relaxes genome editing from stringent GM...

Given the fact that potential of genome editing was recognized across the world more than a decade back, there has been far less movement on its regulatory approval in India

Two-faced orchestrator: The gene that regulates positive & negative immune responses...

In a discovery important for agriculture and food safety, scientists report the genetic regulation of a model plant’s immune response  

Treatment of progressive neurological, neuromuscular disorder gets a shot in the...

The researchers identified the compounds from a library of about 25 lakh small molecules maintained by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), United States of America

IIT Madras-led team identifies gene variation that increases risk of metabolic...

They found that 15% of Indian & other South Asian populations had this variation & that people carrying this variant are 1.5 times more likely to have hypertension, Type-2 Diabetes, coronary artery disease

New study to help develop salt-tolerant plants

In the new study, a joint team of researchers have sequenced the genome and analyzed the salinity tolerance genes of Avicennia marina, an extremely salt-tolerant mangrove specie...........................

Study paves way to improve rice productivity

A new study by a team of scientists at the Department of Biotechnology’s New Delhi-based National Institute of Plant Genome Research (DBT-NIPGR) could help develop rice varieties that have greater tolerance to Potassium deficiency in the soil...................

Tata Sons partners SCTI to augment production of COVID-19 testing...

The kits will be based on RT-LAMP (Reverse Transcriptase Loop-Mediated Amplification) technology for COVID-19 detection which can produce results in significantly less time thereby increasing the throughput of labs in India.....................

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