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ISSN: 2454-6968 | Biotech Express Magazine publishes articles in the field of biotechnology and allied sciences in a way that have never been presented earlier. It publishes Editorials, Guest Articles, Reports, Interviews, Current News of Govt. Academics and Business, Research Highlights and Notifications of Events, Jobs, Research Proposals in the field of Biotechnology, Biological Sciences, Life Sciences, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Neurosciences, Genetics, Medical Sciences, BioPharma etc.

U.S.A Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) intensified his criticism of Anthony Fauci, claiming that the nation’s top infectious diseases expert lied to Congress about gain of function research in wuhan and should face a five-year prison sentence. The senator has claimed for months that Fauci, lied to Congress about whether the NIH funded gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. “It’s a felony punishable by five years in jail,” Paul said in an interview with Fox News. “I don’t think Biden Department of Justice will do anything with it, but … it is very dangerous to have public officials who…

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Ronald C. Kessler, PhD who is the McNeil Family Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School is ranked no.1, he has an h-index>300. From India, Prof Pandey, Biologist, tops the list with an h-index at 107. Professor Pandey is currently Distinguished Scientist at Centre for Innovation and Translational Research, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR), Lucknow, India and Honorary Executive Director at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability- India. Formerly, he was Eminent Scientist at the Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB), Mohali and Chief Scientist & Head of Biotechnology Division at CSIR’s National Institute for…

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The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was approved by the MHRD and launched by Honourable Minister of Human Resource Development on 29th September 2015. This framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. The methodology draws from the overall recommendations broad understanding arrived at by a Core Committee set up by MHRD, to identify the broad parameters for ranking various universities and institutions. The parameters broadly cover “Teaching, Learning and Resources,” “Research and Professional Practices,” “Graduation Outcomes,” “Outreach and Inclusivity,” and “Perception”. NIRF is the first-ever effort by the government to rank higher education institutions (HEIs) in the…

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Kutubuddin Mollaa and K C Bansalb aScientist, Crop Improvement Division, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack. Odisha bFormer Director, ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi The recent review article in ‘Nature Plants’ by Indian scientists and others (Molla et al 2021) covers both the base editing and the prime editing technologies in a concise yet comprehensive way and gives the current status of base editors and prime editors in plants, technological developments in the field and their biological applications for crop improvement. Traditional plant breeding has been instrumental in increasing the food production by developing improved crop varieties since…

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Dr S Ramachandran was the Founder Secretary of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), India from 1986 for seven years. He has done many pioneering works at the time and established DBT and various networks to promote biotechnology in India. Photo: Current PSA, G.O.I Prof K Vijayraghavan with Dr Ramachandran (on chair). Currently, it is very hard to find the information about Dr Ramachandran that has to be available for younger generation so to motivate and aspire from these early scientists and leaders who helped shape the situation of the country. Not much information was available on google too so after…

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The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Union Government to reconsider its guidelines that excluded suicides from Covid-19 death certificates. Justice M.R. Shah said that it is prima facie of the view that such suicide cases of Covid positive patients be treated as Covid deaths. The Centre assured the court it would re-examine the issue. The division bench led by Justice M.R. Shah and Justice A.S. Bopanna expressed satisfaction with the Centre’s decision on Covid-19 death certificates for granting compensation but said 3-4 issues need to be sorted including that of suicides of Covid positive patients which needed to be…

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Dr. Anthony Fauci has flip-flopped or been proven wrong on a host of different coronavirus measures and recommendations since the virus first hit the United States last winter. Fauci, the leading White House coronavirus task force member, has changed positions or faced scientific data proving his stances are flawed on issues ranging from mask wearing to the severity of the virus and from asymptomatic spread to effective treatments for patients, among other issues. Keywords: Origin of CoV funding, Mask mandates, Vaccine doses, Lockdown mandate On March 8 2020, Fauci described lockdown measures in China as “draconian” and stated that such…

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by Seema Pavgi Upadhye Keeping away the desperate from the needed resources in emergency is equivalent to crime which is under commitment when the organizations like USFDA and WHO are not approving a vaccine because it is Made in India. Politicization of COVID is not new since the beginning of pandemic but here the points have been discussed to understand what it cost to ignore COVAXIN when whole world is suffering from this catastrophe. Rise of Variants- All viruses like every living thing evolve over time, due to the replication errors, some mutations are beneficial but some can be dangerous…

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The rapid spread of this virus has led to the closing down of Courts and Tribunals in the country to avoid human association and to curb the spread of novel coronavirus in the country. The outbreak of COVID -19 is affecting litigation in multiple ways and has also crippled the courts across the country as judges, advocates and litigants are trying to achieve justice under the law while balancing public safety but courts are working and bringing judiciary to its best when it is required utmost. There have been instances where decision of Judiciary has been appreciated and brought justice…

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It is my immense pleasure to announce that Prof Pallu Reddanna has joined the Advisory Board of Biotech Express magazine. He is an eminent personality in Life Sciences and a well known name in Biotech Industry. Prof Reddanna is Executive president of FABA and is actively involved in promoting Indian biotech in Asia and around the world. Kamal Pratap Singh, Managing Editor Brief Profile: Prof. Pallu Reddanna Prof. Reddanna was born in Reddivaripalli village, Lakkireddipalle in Kadapa District, Andhra Pradesh, in the year 1954, completed schooling from ZPH School, graduation (1974), post-graduation(1976) and doctoral studies (1979) from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati,…

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