West Bengal  /  Published 11.04.22

Accused’s kin held

The CBI on Sunday arrested Samir Sheikh, the father-in-law of Lalon Sheikh who is the prime suspect in the March 21 Bogtui carnage case in Birbhum district that left nine persons dead. Sources said t...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

World  /  Published 02.04.22

First complete human genome published

Scientists on Thursday published the first complete human genome, filling in gaps remaining after previous efforts while offering new promise in the search for clues regarding disease-causing mutation...
By Reuters in Washington

West Bengal  /  Published 02.04.22

DNA match to fix identities

CBI officials are planning to match the DNA samples of the seven charred bodies from the Bogtui carnage with their family members in a bid to confirm the identities of the deceased. “We plan to...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Rampurhat

Opinion  /  Published 31.03.22

Deep marks: a problematic bill

The Central government has tabled the criminal procedure (identification) bill, 2022 in the Lok Sabha. If passed into law, the bill will authorize law-enforcement agencies to collect a wide array of p...
By The Editorial Board

World  /  Published 29.11.21

$1.3m for man jailed wrongly for 40 years

Kevin Strickland left a Missouri prison penniless on Tuesday after serving more than 40 years for a triple murder that he did not commit, but more than 20,000 strangers have donated about $1.3 million...
By Christine Chung and Claire Fahy


Culture  /  Published 22.08.21

Bloodline Bengalie

After Siraj’s defeat in the Battle of Plassey on June 23, 1757, Mohanlal, rode away with the boy to Mymensingh, now in Bangladesh. Later, he convinced a zamindar to adopt the boy and escaped to ...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

World  /  Published 08.10.20

Nobel for mothers of gene ‘scissors’

Two scientists won the 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for creating genetic “scissors” that can rewrite the code of life, contributing to new cancer therapies and holding out th...
By Reuters in Berlin, Stockholm

Health  /  Published 27.07.20

Neanderthal DNA link increases risk of Covid

A stretch of DNA linked to Covid-19 was passed down from Neanderthals 60,000 years ago, according to a new study. Scientists don’t yet know why this particular segment increases the risk of seve...
By Carl Zimmer

Opinion  /  Published 17.09.18

Data in your DNA

By Atanu Biswas

India  /  Published 07.09.19

Rakhigarhi DNA does not contain 'Aryan’ genetic trace

A much awaited study on the genetic make-up of the Indus Valley civilization has said that the inhabitants were devoid of any ancestry from the steppe-pastoralists, or Aryans, who invaded South Asia f...
in New Delhi


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