ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Pushma M BhargavaSubscribe to Pushma M Bhargava

Crick,Watson and DNA

This momentous discovery by Crick and Watson transformed biology, answered several puzzling questions about the functions of biological systems, and led to a chain of other significant discoveries and applications that have changed our lives.

High Stakes in Agro Research

In a country where the majority of the population depends wholly on agriculture and agro-related activities for livelihood and survival, seeds and agrochemicals are critical inputs, whose control must lie with the people. At least two attempts have been made in the past - the first one between 1980 and 1985 and the second in 1981 to control our agrochemicals business. We are now seeing a third attempt being made to control the seed business. Some lessons from the past.

GMOs: Need for Appropriate Risk Assessment System

There is an urgeng need for setting up a Biotechnology Commission which would in turn determine the monitoring and policy making machanisms in the field. For, such bodies not only need to have technical expertise, but have to work within a well-developed social perspective.
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