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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 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) said it had approved an application from Dr Kathy Niakan of the Francis Crick Institute for a new laboratory research licence “to include gene editing of...

  • 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... ...

  • 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...

  • High mountain research centre to be set up in Abbottabad

    ABBOTTABAD: A high mountain research centre along with the school of environmental sciences and the school of chemical sciences will be established at the Comsats Institute of Information and Technology, Abbottabad...

    Another research project, Horizon 2020 valuing five million Euros, will also be completed with the financial assistance of German organisations...

  • Literary Notes: Urdu literature in 2015: research and criticism take centre stage

    IT is generally perceived that Pakistan’s cultural and political environment is more conducive to produce Urdu’s imaginative and creative writings — such as fiction, poetry and satire — and Indian Urdu writers, on the other hand, have come up with some remarkably fine pieces of research and critical works...

    But the recent trends do not testify to the perception as new Urdu books published during the past few years in Pakistan show an...

  • What mysteries lie in the ruins of Damascus research centre

    I was reminded of this lion while clambering through the ruins on the side of the Scientific Studies and Research Centre in the Damascus suburb of Barzeh last week...

    This was the centre destroyed by Donald Trump’s missiles when they struck at “the heart of Syria’s chemical weapons programme”...

  • KU centre’s research on Covid-19 globally acknowledged

    KARACHI: A team of young researchers at the Dr Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, University of Karachi, has identified novel drug candidates effective against Covid-19...

    KU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Mehmood Irqai, ICCBS Patron-in-chief and chairman of Prime Minister’s Task Force on Science and Technology Prof Dr Atta-ur Rahman and ICCBS director Prof Dr Iqbal Choudhary congratulated the research team and...

  • COAS visits Sindh Regimental Centre Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Sindh Regimental Centre, Hyderabad, on Thursday and laid floral wreath on Yadgar-i-Shuhada to pay homage to martyrs of Sindh Regiment who laid down their lives for the defence of the motherland...

    Earlier, on his arrival in Hyderabad, the COAS was received by Lieutenant General Shahid Baig Mirza, Corps Commander of Karachi, says a press release...

  • Centre removes all bottlenecks to launch Sukkur-Hyderabad motorway project

    KARACHI: The federal government has removed all financial and technical hurdles in the way of the construction of the 306-kilometre-long Sukkur-Hyderabad motorway, which is being described as the biggest project in the development package announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan for Sindh last month...

    A recent meeting of the Public-Private Partnership Authority chaired by Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives...

  • Scale of child slavery in India's spinning mills 'shocking': research

    Various forms of slavery, including child labour, are present in more than 90 per cent of south India's spinning mills which produce yarn for Western brands, researchers said, calling for mapping of supply chains and tougher audits...

    The India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN), a human rights organisation, spoke to workers from almost half the mills in Tamil Nadu, the largest producer of cotton yarn in the country...

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