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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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DNA Profiling Bill vis-a-vis Right to Privacy

Serious concerns have been raised regarding various provisions of the bill ranging from its reliability to its potential for misuse and errors. Among others, right to privacy is one of the important concern of this bill. These concerns are discussed as below: The bill does not guarantee that data will not be used for anything ..

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Human DNA Profiling Bill 2015: Salient Features

DNA is made up of sequence of nucleotides and this sequence is different for each individual. Each sequence acts like a code that determines the characteristics of particular individual. Therefore, an individual’s DNA profile created by recording the sequence of nucleotides is unique. There is only one in trillion possibilities that two individuals could have ..

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Parliamentary Panel suggests to ban GM food crops

A Parliamentary Panel asked the government to put a halt on all field trials and demanded bar on Genetically Modified (GM) food crops. The committee sought probe into how permission was given to commercialize Bt. Brinjal seed when all evaluation tests were not carried out. The Panel criticized the government for not discussing the matter ..

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Labeling GM Foods is Mandatory: Ministry of Consumer Affairs

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs has made it mandatory to label every package containing Genetically Modified (GM) food from January 1, 2013. The ministry published a gazette notification that every package containing the genetically modified food shall bear at the top of its principal display panel the words ‘GM’. The ministry’s decision will affect the ..

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