Articles by Seema Singh
Sep 25, 2014
The magic of Mangalyaan is not its cost, but the possibilities it opens for IsroWhatever the scientific results its payloads get, Mangalyaan in entering the Martian orbit in its maiden attempt has proved much about Isro's ingenuity and capability
Dec 16, 2013
Rohini and Nandan Nilekani: 'Conscious givers' who contribute to risky causesRohini and Nandan Nilekani contribute to causes that others may find risky. In doing so, they are nudging the society to look at these issues afresh.
Nov 12, 2013
Why I volunteered to get my genome sequenced - Part IIISo what choices can individuals make when they get their genome (exome in the foreseeable future) sequenced? When the mutation is actionable, one needs to take action; but what if, one has a mutation that increases the risk for Alzheimer's? Forget about it? <br /><br />
Nov 05, 2013
Why I volunteered to get my genome sequenced - Part 2The paradox of genomics: it's intimate and abstract at the same time.<br /><br /> <br /><br />
Oct 30, 2013
Why I volunteered to get my genome sequenced: Part 1A few months ago I volunteered as a ‘healthy subject’ to have my Exome sequenced. Exome constitutes nearly 1 percent of the entire human genome.
Aug 05, 2013
How IIT-JEE is becoming the stronghold of CBSE, urban studentsA statistical analysis of the results of 2012 admission tests by scientists at Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) in Kolkata shows that certain Boards, students from high income families, and urban areas bag most of the IITs.
Jul 30, 2013
Just like on economy, we need a debate on GM crops tooWhy are other scientists, pro or anti-GM, socially insensitive?
Jun 06, 2013
Twist in food security debate: Study shows how GM crops improve nutritionIn a study that surveyed over 500 randomly selected small-farm Indian households over seven years, researchers found that as the rate of Indian farmers adopting GM cotton grew, undernourishment in their families dropped.
May 23, 2013
It's not just Ranbaxy, our health care regulators have failed us tooThe Ranbaxy saga of fraud and greed goes beyond that. In India, it shows how our regulators too have failed us.
May 15, 2013
Anti-diarrhoea vaccine: Why social innovation is the way ahead for Indian healthcareThe old model - of pharma companies deciding what and when to develop new drugs – is crumbling.