Fact Sheet: Sika Deer

The Sika deer, also known as the Japanese deer or Northern spotted deer, is a species of deer native to much of East Asia, including Japan, Taiwan, and eastern parts of China. The species has also been introduced to various ..



Svante Pääbo receives Nobel Prize in Medicine

Svante Pääbo was conferred the Nobel Prize in Medicine on October 3, 2022. Key facts Svante Pääbo received the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his pioneering works in the field of paleogenomics – a branch of science dealing with the ..



DBT sanctions genetic research project to 20 institutions

A genetic research project named ‘GenomeIndia: Cataloguing the Genetic Variation in Indians’ has been recently sanctioned by Department of Biotechnology (DBT) to 20 institutions for a period of 3 years. Under GenomeIndia project, the ‘Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS)’, which analyses 10,000 individuals ..

Union Agriculture Minister attends the Eighth Session of Governing Body of Seed Treaty

The eight-session of the Governing Body of International Treaty of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) is being held in Rome, Italy from 11-16 November 2019.  ITPGRFA was adopted by the Thirty-First Session of the Conference of the Food ..

China’s researchers claims to create world’s first single-chromosome yeast

Molecular biologists at the Centre for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences in China have claimed to create the world’s first single-chromosome yeast while not affecting the majority of its functions. If their claim is true then this breakthrough could help ..

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 ..