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.
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.
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).
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.