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Researchers discover new hidden gene in COVID-19

A team of researchers from Taiwan’s Academia Sinica have discovered a “hidden gene” in the novel coronavirus. This hidden gene in SARS-CoV-2, virus causing COVID-19, may have contributed to its unique biology and potential of the pandemic. Discovery of a gene for a virus that already has 15 genes in total could have a significant ..

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Short Note : Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a severe mental disability that affects the thought process of a person including what he/she feels and behaves. A person with schizophrenia appears to have lost touch with reality and is full of delusions and confusions. Globally, schizophrenia affects 1% of the adults worldwide. Although schizophrenia is not as common as other mental ..

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Genome Sequencing to Map Population Diversity

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has undertaken an indigenous genetic mapping effort to educate a generation of students on the “usefulness” of genomics. About the Project Under the Project, nearly 1,000 rural youth from the length and breadth of India will have their genomes sequenced by the CSIR. The project is an ..

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Genomics and Personal Genomics

Genome refers to the genetic material of an organism and it comprises of DNA (or RNA in RNA viruses). It offers a blueprint for an organism’s structure and function and has all information necessary for life. Study of genome is called genomics. One of the basic disciplines in genomics is Genome sequencing which refers to ..

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Designer Baby

A designer baby is a human embryo that has been genetically modified, usually following guidelines set by the parent or scientist, to produce desirable traits. This is done using various methods, such as gene therapy or Pre implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). Gene therapy is a technique in which genes are inserted into an individual’s cells ..

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