India needs to play a stronger role in its neighbourhood region, since infectious diseases can easily cross national borders.
DNA Technology Regulation Bill: Will the Standing Committee's concerns about privacy, capacity be addressed by Parliament?
The Bill indicates criminal and forensic DNA samples will be gathered in data banks, but doesn't include DNA samples from civilians.
The same funds could be used to provide food, medical care or support businesses as India looks to revive its economy.
India can provide quality, low-cost vaccines not only for internal use but for global purposes however being the biggest manufacturer of vaccines is not sufficient.
Ambiguity to the virus’ origin, fear spurred by its rapid spread and want of a cure has incited a deluge of misinformation.
Women make up only 14 percent of 2.8 lakh scientists, engineers and technologists in research, institutions in India.
If India chooses to take this bold step, we will urgently require governance frameworks to regulate gene editing in the country.