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This paper deals with the interface between science and economics in environmental policy making in India. It explains Nehru‘s concept of scientific temper and its influence in the formulation of science and technology policy and development of the science and technology system.

Future Olympic Games may allow handicaps and gene therapy for people born without genes linked to athleticism, predict Juan Enriquez and Steve Gullans.

Enhancements such as doping are illegal in sport — but if all restrictions were lifted, science could push human performance to new extremes.

The Olympics is a vast experiment in human performance, sport technology and global travel. Nature meets some of the scientists behind the scenes.

A majority of Indian wildlife scientists are unable to come together to create a united front to add a much-needed conservation focus to policymaking. In an age when we are trying to balance development with protection of forest areas, wildlife biologists need to actively respond to and engage with situations where the wildlife and conservation angles need to be highlighted. They should make the effort to translate science into policy in conjunction with the bureaucracy and actively work towards creating a much-needed platform for collaboration.

Conventional environmental assessments are not enough — it is time for some joined-up global thinking, says Mark Stafford Smith.

Prof. Tapas Kumar Kundu of Bangalore-based Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research has won the G. D. Birla Award for his contributions in the field of bio-chemistry.

Systems science can provide guidance in capturing the complementary approaches to healthcare, says Jan van der Greef.

Genetic engineering has failed to increase the yield of any food crop but has vastly increased the use of chemicals and the growth of "superweeds". The GMO Emperor has no clothes empowers citizens to create a GMO-free world, rich in biodiversity and healthy food.