A recent study conducted by scientists at the CSIR-Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB) has shed light on the fascinating relationship between genetic diversity and species traits. By analyzing over 1,200 sequences from a maternally-inherited gene across 128 species, ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2023
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs
The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has installed first of its kind high-end reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) machines in India for quick detection of diseases such as dengue, tuberculosis and swine flu. The machines will serve as a “third ..
DNA evidence found at a 1973 crime scene has helped the investigators to identify suspect. However the suspect was long dead. Linda and Clifford Berhardt, 24 were killed years back. The investigators found that they were murdered by Linda’s co ..
Japanese-born Marine biologist Osamu Shimomura (90), who won the 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry, has passed away in Nagasaki, Japan on 19th October 2018. Shimomura and two American scientists shared the 2008 Nobel prize for the discovery and development of ..
Genetically modified crops are plants whose DNAs are modified by the genetic engineering methods to develop favorable characteristics. There are large number of debates about the utility, efficacy, advantages and disadvantages of the genetically modified crops. Each side is putting ..
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 ..