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  • Britain allows first genetic modification of embryos

    LONDON: Britain on Monday granted its first research licence to genetically modify human embryos to a project that aims to give hope to women struggling to conceive, raising ethical concerns about “designer babies”...

    The decision makes Britain one of the first countries in the world to grant this type of authorisation on one of science’s new frontiers and follows months of deliberation by the British embryology regulator
  • Pims initiates programme testing for genetic disorders in newborns

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) has initiated a programme to test newborn babies’ blood for genetic disorders with the help of an international non-governmental organisation, Zermerlow Bjorkman Foundation...

    Doctors at Pims have hailed the programme as a big achievement and suggest every child born at the hospital should have their blood screened to ensure genetic disorders are treated in time...

  • Genetic doping — the ‘sea serpent’ of cheating

    LAUSANNE: How big a threat is genetic doping to clean competition in sport? “It’s a bit like sea serpent,” mythologised, potentially capable of causing serious harm, “but not so present”, said Martial Saugy, former director of the Swiss Laboratory for Doping Analyses...

    But he cautioned against putting too much focus on the still undetermined threat of genetic doping, when other dangers — like micro-doses — are far more pressing... ...

  • Rare genetic disease claims lives of 32 children in a year

    The Institute of Child Health, Lahore, was the only public sector hospital in Pakistan having a facility for the treatment of children suffering from LSDs, he said...

    She said currently about 150 children from all over the country were registered by the department for the treatment of LSDs, a rare genetic disease...

  • Health experts raise awareness about genetic diseases among children

    LAHORE: Largely neglected, genetic diseases are responsible for 50 per cent of deaths of children before the age of one year in Pakistan...

    Headed by Prof Huma Arshad Cheema, the department holds a unique stature as not only it deals with children with liver and gastroenterology diseases, but is also the only facility in the country that diagnoses and treats patients with the lysosomal storage disorders, inborn error of metabolism and...

  • Task force set up for prevention of genetic diseases

    LAHORE: Punjab Health Minister Prof Dr Yasmin Rashid has announced constitution of a new task force for the prevention of genetic diseases...

    Children suffering from genetic diseases were also among the participants who were brought by their parents from all over the country...

  • Genetic mutation study finds new coronavirus spread swiftly in late 2019

    A genetic analysis of samples from more than 7,500 people infected with Covid-19 suggests the new coronavirus spread quickly around the world late last year and is adapting to its human hosts, scientists said on Wednesday...

    A study by scientists at University College London's (UCL) Genetics Institute found almost 200 recurrent genetic mutations of the new coronavirus — SARS-CoV-2 — which the researchers said showed how it may be...

  • Scientists hunt for genetic key to virus vulnerability

    Casanova, director of the human genetics of infectious diseases laboratory jointly based at the Imagine Institute in Paris and Rockefeller University in New York, wants to find out if they have rare genetic mutations...

    “The assumption is that these patients have genetic variations that are silent until the virus is encountered,” he said...

  • Egypt’s engineering feat

    EGYPT has built a new Suez canal, 72 kilometers in length alongside the existing canal...

    The new canal is much wider and deeper to accommodate very large vessels
  • Girls grab top positions in intermediate pre-engineering and general science exams

    KARACHI: Girls bagged all the top positions in the annual Pre-Engineering and General Science Part-II exams as the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) announced their results at the Sir Syed Government Degree Girls Science College here on Monday...

    Sidra, too, said she wanted to study software engineering and was looking forward to getting admission in the National University of Sciences and Technology or Comsats...

  • ‘Engineering research’

    THIS is apropos Sumamah Hamidullah’s letter ‘Engineering research’ (March 9)...

    No one will deny that there is a lack of research culture in Pakistan, otherwise there wouldn’t have been loadshedding...

  • Turnaround in engineering business

    Nothing could have been a better gift for the shareholders of Thal Limited on its 50th anniversary than the sharp rise in the sales of its engineering segment on the back of recent turnaround in the fortunes of the domestic automobile industry...

    Thal is a diversified conglomerate having manufacturing facilities in Karachi (engineering products like car air-conditioners, radiators, wiring systems and engine components), Muzafarrgarh...

  • Unified body for road, traffic engineering envisaged

    LAHORE: There is a plan to establish a provincial body under which all departments concerned will jointly plan management or engineering of roads and traffic, having district level facilitation centres to enforce its decisions and help people through the DCO offices...

    At present, eight government departments are separately handling management, engineering of roads and traffic laws enforcement...

  • Karachi’s political re-engineering

    From his base in London, he still maintains contact with his supporters in Pakistan and across the world...

    The party leadership in Pakistan may have dissociated itself from him and removed his name from the party constitution as the supreme leader whose decision could not be challenged...

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