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'Feluda' coronavirus test: A game-changer in India's fight against COVID-19?

20 Nov 2020

'Feluda' coronavirus test: A game-changer in India's fight against COVID-19?

Feluda, the world's first coronavirus test based on gene-editing technology CRISPR, will be rolled out in Delhi in the first week of December, multiple reports said. Following Delhi, the kits will be available in Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, and Ahmedabad.

#WeeklyRecap: Nobel Prizes, Pixel 4a, Galaxy S20 FE, and more

11 Oct 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Nobel Prizes, Pixel 4a, Galaxy S20 FE, and more

This week, the biggest news in science and technology was the announcement of Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, and Medicine.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to makers of gene-editing tools

07 Oct 2020

Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to makers of gene-editing tools

This year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier (51) and Jennifer A. Doudna (56).

Coronavirus: What is the 'Feluda' test? How does it work?

21 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: What is the 'Feluda' test? How does it work?

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved for commercial launch of a CRISPR-based test for COVID-19, called 'Feluda'.

This scientist wanted to make designer babies for ultra-rich

04 Aug 2019

This scientist wanted to make designer babies for ultra-rich

In 2018, a Chinese scientist by the name of He Jiankui sent shockwaves across the scientific community by claiming to have created the world's first gene-edited babies.

CRISPR gene-editing used on cancer patients: Details here

17 Apr 2019

CRISPR gene-editing used on cancer patients: Details here

For years, scientists have been working on CRISPR, a powerful technology that could modify DNA and help cure diseases like cancer or Hepatitis B.

Chinese scientist who gene-edited babies has gone missing

04 Dec 2018

Chinese scientist who gene-edited babies has gone missing

A week after Chinese scientist He Jiankui sparked outrage and fear in the scientific community by claiming that he had gene-edited babies, reports suggest that he has gone missing.

7 incredible technologies you're likely to see in your lifetime

10 Aug 2018

7 incredible technologies you're likely to see in your lifetime

Over the past two decades, technological growth has turned our world upside down.

Designer babies, Eugenics, Nazis, Brits, Uncle Sam and cautionary tales

31 Jul 2017

Designer babies, Eugenics, Nazis, Brits, Uncle Sam and cautionary tales

Designer babies - yes, that's what we're talking about. One can decide each aspect of the babies' traits, starting from hair to their personalities.