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The gene edits given to Chinese twins last year meant to immunize them against HIV may have failed in its purpose and created unintended mutations, scientists said Tuesday after the original research was made public for the first time.

Six new lizard species of 'Dravidogecko' family have been identified in the Western Ghats by a group of scientists, who claim it to be a significant development as only one species of the genus was known so far.

US space scientists, including those from NASA, are all over the moon as they await with bated breath for India's ambitious lunar mission Chandrayaan-2's historic soft landing on the moon in the early hours of Saturday.

Louisville: Planting a sample of seeds would be much more effective than taking medications to prevent heart disease. For this, scientists are trying to scrutinise the connections between health and trees. Aruni Bhatnagar, a medical professor at the University of Louisville along with other team members, unveiled the $14.5 million ‘The Green Heart Project’ which …

Lucknow: A reader said she saw me in her city. “But I’ve never been there,” I said. “I just have a common face.” This happens a lot. I once recognised myself on the other side of a crowded bar once before, realising that it was probably someone else. (It was late and drink was involved.) …

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said that a total of 373 scientists have returned to work in India in the last three years leaving reputed foreign institutions. The government said that 125 of the 373 scientists had been absorbed in different schemes initiated by the government. “Department of Science and Technology (DST) through Ramanujan fellowship …

Melbourne:  Australian scientists began a clinical trial of injecting radiotherapy to combat aggressive breast cancer. Women suffering from the most aggressive types of breast cancer will undergo treatment combining radiation with immunotherapy in an attempt to “reawaken” the immune system to fight the disease. “The trial was approved after promising studies on animals where radiation …

Tokyo: Japanese and Australian scientists have discovered the communication patterns of a species of starfish that feeds on coral. This discovery, the scientists hope, will help in the preservation of the coral reefs as a single specimen of the crown-of-thorns starfish consumes up to 10 sq. metres of coral meat per year and is responsible …