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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 ..
Topics: Bioethics • Biology • Biotechnology • Branches of biology • Designer baby • Emerging technologies • Gene • Gene therapy • Genetic engineering • Molecular biology • Preimplantation genetic diagnosis
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
Topics: Biotechnology • Branches of biology • Cotton • Emerging technologies • Genetic engineering • Genetically modified brinjal • Genetically modified crops • Genetically modified food controversies • Genetically modified organism • Life sciences • Molecular biology
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 ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2012
Topics: Biology • Biotechnology • Book:Genetic Modified Crops • Emerging technologies • Flavr Savr • Genetic engineering • Genetically modified food • Genetically modified organism • Life sciences • Molecular biology • Monsanto