BIOLOGICAL sciences have witnessed a continuous revolution since 1953, when James Watson and Francis Crick elucidated a double helical structure for the DNA molecule. To comprehend fully all the

AND NOW a human gene can be environmental groups call it a "landfound in plants. A Canadian scientist mark decision". has succeeded in adding a human The problem in the affected areas gene -

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has notified the Rules for the Manufacture, Use, Import, Export and Storage of Hazardous Microorganisms/Genetically Engineered Organisms or Cells 1989 (known as ‘Rules, 1989’) under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.

This research examines how patent applications and the granting of patents developed at the European Patent Office in 2010. It also examines how the EPO has dealt with other applications for patents on conventionally bred plants following the decision on the broccoli patent. The report shows a steadily increasing number of patent applications and patents granted at the Patent Office.

Mumbai: In a direct attack on multinationals, noted environmentalist Dr Vandana Shiva blamed these companies for spreading myths about genetically modified (GM) food and said the country's corrupt system helps them.

Sept.11 : In times when food is genetically manipulated and chemically contaminated, the metaphor "food for thought" can also stand for manipulated information and be toxic food for thought. Unfortunately, Dr M.S. Swaminathan

biological sciences Water bears in space Life for a certain kind of tiny invertebrates is possible in space. About 1.5 mm long water bears were found to survive there, a European Space Agency (esa) experiment showed. This makes the eight-legged invertebrates, also called tardigrade, the first animals known to survive the harsh combination of low pressure and intense radiation.

Kerala's recent decision that no genetically modified (gm) crop will be grown in the state has been hailed by environmental and farmers' organisations across the state. Kerala agriculture