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  • Designer babies: UN panel warns against 'editing human DNA'

    UNITED NATIONS: Warning that rapid advances in genetics make 'designer babies' an increasing possibility, a United Nations panel called for a moratorium on editing the human genome, pending wider public debate lest changes in DNA be transmitted to future generations or foster eugenics...

    While acknowledging the therapeutic value of genetic interventions, the panel stressed that the process raises serious concerns, especially if the...

  • Over 100 scientists say baby gene editing is ‘crazy’

    In videos posted online, scientist He Jiankui defended what he claimed to have achieved, saying he had performed the embryonic gene editing to help protect the babies born this month from infection with HIV, the virus that causes Aids...

    Yang Zhengang, a Fudan University professor, said he signed the letter because gene editing was “very dangerous”...

  • China halts activities of baby gene-editing scientist

    BEIJING: A Chinese scientist who stoked criticism over his claim that he had created the world’s first genetically-edited babies faced mounting pressure on Thursday as China ordered a halt to his scientific activities and warned he may have broken the law...

    China’s National Health Commission has ordered an investigation into He Jiankui’s experiment, which was condemned by the scientific community in China and abroad
  • Judge video scandal: FIA conducts raid at Rawalpindi house to arrest Nasir Butt

    The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) last night conducted a raid at a Rawalpindi house owned by Nasir Butt — a PML-N leader who is the central figure in the controversy surrounding leaked videos of accountability judge Arshad Malik, sources told DawnNewsTV...

    According to the case lodged by Arshad Malik with the FIA, Tariq Mahmood — who used to run a television repair shop in Multan — allegedly manipulated a video of the judge and...

  • NAB to file corruption reference against former PM Raja Pervez Ashraf?, others

    ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) during an Executive Board Meeting (EBM) on Friday decided to file a corruption reference against former premier Raja Pervez Ashraf in a case pertaining to rental power projects (RPPs) Naudero-I...

    Read: SC strikes Raja with lightning boltAccording to a statement issued by NAB's spokesman Nawazish Ali Asim, the accused allegedly awarded RPP contracts of 51 megawatts without open...

  • Chaotic traffic in Raja Bazaar belies RMC’s claims

    RAWALPINDI: Despite tall claims made by the Rawalpindi Municipal Corporation (RMC) to purge the city of encroachments and ensure smooth flow of traffic, visitors to Raja Bazaar still face troubles even walking in the area...

    During the rush hours, it takes a motorist over an hour to reach Raja Bazaar from Murree Road - hardly a distance of a kilometre...

  • Raja Zafarul Haq committee report on controversial amendment comes to light

    A three-member committee, comprising Raja Zafarul Haq, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal and Minister for Climate Change Mushahidullah Khan compiled the report on the directives of PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif...

    Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui in the order issued on Nov 24, while hearing petitions filed by religious parties, had directed the secretary ministry of interior to ensure production of the report of the...

  • Pakistan cricket at lowest point in international history: Ramiz Raja

    Cricket commentator and former Test captain Ramiz Raja has described Pakistan's hammering at the hands of Bangladesh as "embarrassing" and the "lowest point in our international history"...

    In an interview with ESPNCricinfo, Ramiz Raja expressed his disappointment in the "lack of direction" and the lack of "fresh ideas" from the Pakistan Cricket Board which had rendered the national cricket team as a "rudderless ship"...

  • Ex-PM Raja, eight others indicted in NAB case

    LAHORE: An accountability court on Tuesday indicted former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and eight others in a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) reference on the charge of making illegal appointments in the Gujranwala Electric Power Company (Gepco)...

  • IN MEMORIAM: THE RAJA OF CRICKET

    Imagine travelling back in time … there you are, sitting in one of the stands of Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados and there is Wasim Raja sans helmet showing his class and grit as he scores an unbeaten 117 against the deadly West Indian bowling attack...

        Wasim Raja played most of his cricket in the ‘Bob Marley era’ in which his batting style and demeanor fit like the proverbial glove; reminiscent of Marley, Raja had (still...

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