articles by Shambhavi Naik

science

Coronavirus outbreak, N95 masks, traditional medicine and other burning questions — answered

Ambiguity to the virus’ origin, fear spurred by its rapid spread and want of a cure has incited a deluge of misinformation.

science

How can society help keep Indian women in science, get young girls interested in the field?

Women make up only 14 percent of 2.8 lakh scientists, engineers and technologists in research, institutions in India.

India

The gene of prejudice in gender determination

Science is yet to fully understand issues of gender. Genes have made us more than just male or female. Only our vision limits us from thinking beyond this

World

Time India Lay’s eyes on Pepsi potato case

Don’t allow MNCs like Pepsi to control the supply chain; buy produce back from farmers

World

Advanced gene editing may mutate into WMDs

India remains vulnerable to disease outbreaks—natural or intentional—and should invest in biodefence capabilities

India

DNA bill is designed to fail

The Bill is a potpourri of good intentions—but aims at governing too much

science

Should India move towards germline gene editing aka genetically modified babies?

If India chooses to take this bold step, we will urgently require governance frameworks to regulate gene editing in the country.