How has biotechnology evolved over the past two decades?

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha and immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath discuss the developments in biotechnology over the past two decades, especially the hype around genetic engineering

Chinese scientist behind genetically engineered babies jailed for 3 years

He Jiankui’s work sparked wide-scale controversy among the scientific communities across the world. The main concern was that of ethics

New studies raise apprehension about use of CRISPR technology in medicine

Two independent studies, on rice and mouse embryos, found abundant off-target mutations in the experiments using CRISPR, where editing the DNA involved changes of base cytosine to thymine.