The marketing trick: We Indians fall for!

Discount, discount, discount ! and we all line up the stores (online stores too!) like bees. We all believe, we are getting a good bargain. Whether we need the product or not, we will still buy these stuff or tricked to do so. Let us not forget, we all belong to a thrift society. WeContinue reading “The marketing trick: We Indians fall for!”

Now that Bayer acquired Monsanto, what’s in store for GM activists ? The party has gone sour !

GM crops are grown in more a dozen countries and in over 188 million ha of land. That’s huge area and that too for nearly three decades. Something has to be there for farmers to cultivate such crops. There are many options, farmers can chose from. But millions of farmers have chosen GM products. IncreasedContinue reading “Now that Bayer acquired Monsanto, what’s in store for GM activists ? The party has gone sour !”

Whats new in genome editing space ?

The gene editing technology is going to revolutionise agriculture and allied field. As with any path breaking change – opposition is bound to come, as we are challenging our perceptions. We don’t want change. Is chemical sprayed vegetable better ? Why will cancer rate rise ? Why we consume genetically modified antibiotics for our ownContinue reading “Whats new in genome editing space ?”

Genome Editing: Whats making the news this month ?

https://asweetlife.org/how-gene-editing-might-reshape-diabetes-treatment/ How Gene Editing Might Reshape Diabetes Treatment http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4873678/Scientists-alter-plant-color-CRISPR-gene-editing-tool.html Scientists use  CRISPR gene-editing tool to change the colour of flowers for the first time. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/09/05/was-the-big-paper-about-the-successful-editing-of-human-embryo-genes-wrong/?utm_term=.adf46774e87f Was the big paper about the successful editing of human embryo genes wrong?Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4873678/Scientists-alter-plant-color-CRISPR-gene-editing-tool.html#ixzz4tJUghUhA https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2017/09/20/podcast-gene-editing-lifes-code-unnatural-selection-tipping-point/ Podcast: Gene editing is life code’s ‘unnatural selection’ tipping point https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/30/16198594/crispr-gene-editing-survey-public-opinion Two-thirds of Americans approveContinue reading “Genome Editing: Whats making the news this month ?”

Emerging Technologies and Trends: Euphoria or doomsday ?

I am amazed to see that whenever a new technology comes in the market place, there is a general sense of euphoria followed by barrage of comments of how dreadful the technology could be. Since, time immortal we have seen that there is a sense of extreme resistance to any new development, be it, theContinue reading “Emerging Technologies and Trends: Euphoria or doomsday ?”

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (Must Watch)

Budget of ₹2500 M, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has made a record of highest pre-release business with ₹5000 M….. I watched both Baahubali 1 & 2. I guess since the release of Baahubali 1 movie, millions waited for the conclusion (Baahubali 2) for about 19 months including me.  There was a suspense thriller at theContinue reading “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (Must Watch)”

Genome Editing: What is in the news this week ?

Just thought to share few news clips related to Genome Editing arena (all adapted, so not my opinion! readers discretion is advised). (1) UK Parliamentary committee publishes report on genomics and genome editing On genome editing, the report is interested in how the UK research environment compares to the situation elsewhere, and how this field isContinue reading “Genome Editing: What is in the news this week ?”

Life as a Post Doc (post doctoral fellow/associate)

Before you start your post doctoral journey with your freshly minted PhD degree, do keep in mind about the points raised in this article. This is not to scare potential post docs. This is merely to appraise them of the many other less ventured avenues outside academics, which could be equally if not many timeContinue reading “Life as a Post Doc (post doctoral fellow/associate)”