IF you want to impress some one try using these
Buzzwords. Start with DNA, then go to Genome, don't miss Genetics, also
you are safe with Biotech. If the guy at the other end is knowledgeable
try hap map. I am sure S (H) E wouldn't know. Say you are reading number
one worst seller " The Prince of Nucleotides" By Saddam etal
and that you've just finished " A periodic Table of the Human
species" By George Bush & Tony Blare.
According to latest research by a group called
ALAmerican Visa, if you are having problem in getting US visa , write in
visa form: Purpose of visit: To Eat Genetic Modified (GM) Food in Iowa.
Visa will be stamped immediately and probably you may also get a free
ticket. However if you are traveling through Zambia route don't even
utter GM, as lot of tribes have gone to war eating these foods.
In Pakistan Shariffs brothers were keenly interested
in GM food but somehow it couldn't work out. Probably Nawaz went for
Genetically Modified Nehari got high and tried to fire Army CinC.( We
all know what happened after---)
The local pharmaceutical manufacturers are perturbed
because of absence of license to manufacture GM viagra (sex boosters)
because according to them the concerned in charge in drug controlling
set up is unmarried old lady not yet experienced. However they are doing
well by selling GM Bhang to our friends in Africa and looking for market
Bio technology is the defining innovation in the
latest technology arena. Pakistan needs to acquire the most from this
deciding dimension. The pharmaceutical companies can reap the maximum
advantage. Using biotechnology to diagnosis diseases, to develop
vaccines and to improve the environment. Some of the success stories
listed below are:
BANGLADESH ARSENIC CONTAMINATED WATER WAS TREATED
genetically engineered plant that sucks arsenic out of contaminated soil
is, the first major hope for millions in India and Bangladesh, where
arsenic from the soil or drinking water has poisoned millions of people
and may lead to whole forests of big, arsenic-sucking trees for even
faster pollution cleanups in wide areas of Asia.
Arsenic, a natural element, became a widespread
problem after the "Green Revolution" of the 1960s when the
flooded fields used for intensive rice farming brought arsenic to the
surface and concentrated it there.
The World Health Organization estimates that 112
million people in this region have levels of arsenic in their bodies
that can cause disease.
Hundreds of thousands in each of India and Bangladesh
have cancer attributed to arsenic, making the crisis worse than the
toxic fumes from Bhopal.
Today it is still dangerous to drink from wells in
some regions of West Bengal and Bangladesh.
The University of Georgia team has engineered a new
version of a little-known plant called arabidopsis to remove the
The plant sucks up contaminated water from the soil
and binds the element to its own cells.
This leaves contaminated plants which must then be
treated as toxic waste, as arsenic can't be destroyed. But this is much
easier than trying to dispose of the poisoned soil itself.
Arabidopsis, a relative of mustard, was the first
plant whose full set of genes, or genome, was decoded..
REMOVING PHENOL FROM WATER THROUGH BACTERIAL
TREATMENT AT PAKISTAN STEEL:
Phenol contaminated water from coke oven plant at Pakistan Steel is
treated with special type of Bacteria supplied by Russians which eat
Phenol and removes phenol from water which is safely used for
TOMATO VACCINE — ONE OF THE BEST INVENTIONS:
Arizona State University biologist Charles Arntzen was recognized by
Time magazine for developing a tomato with a vaccine against E. coli,
which can cause diarrhea and death. The tomato was named one of the best
inventions of 2002.
GENE-ALTERED COTTON BRINGS HOPE TO INDIAN FARMERS:
Farmers are praising the Indian government; approval of Bt cotton, which
boosts farmers; income and is expected to increase cotton production by
as much 25 percent in the next three to four years.
CATHOLIC CHURCH OKS BIOTECHNOLOGY:
Church leaders expressed their continuing support for biotechnology
during a university forum in Rome, saying, that animal and plant
biotechnology "can be justified with the motive that they are for
the good of man."
SPANISH FARMERS REAPING REWARDS FROM GM MAIZE:
Planting more Bt corn could earn Spanish farmers an additional $14.62
million a year by increasing yields .
ASIANS FAVOURS GM CROPS:
Consumers in China, Thailand and the Philippines have a positive
attitude toward foods derived through biotechnology and would like to
know more about the how the technology can improve food such as rice,
fruit, vegetables, soybeans and corn, according to an Asian Food
Information Center (AFIC) survey
WHAT'S AN ENVIRONMENTALIST TO DO?
A new biotech rice
designed to boost yields also has the added benefit of reducing methane
emissions - a greenhouse gas some believe is responsible for about
"20 percent of global warming" - creating another conundrum
A gene identified in a
relative of the cabbage family could help other plants such as melons,
tomatoes and cucumbers thrive in adverse conditions - whether the soil
is laced with heavy metals or salt water, or there is a drought. A new
type of genetically enhanced corn not yet approved for commercial use in
the United States could significantly reduce the use of chemical
insecticides, according to a new study.
TOXICOLOGY SOCIETY BACKS GMO USE:
A group of scientists from 44 countries representing academic
institutions, governments and industry say there is no reason to believe
biotech foods aren't as safe as foods produced from traditional crops.
The man discovering what the genome means to you is
Eric lander, a math prodigy who got bored teaching economics at the
Harvard Business School.
A gynaecologist had a burning desire to change
careers and become a mechanic. So he found out from his local tech
college what was involved, signed up for evening classes and attended
diligently. Time for the practical exam came around he prepared
carefully and completed the exam. When the results came back, he was
surprised to find he had obtained mark of 150%.
Fearing an error he called the instructor saying I
don't want to appear ungrateful for such an outstanding result, but I
wondered if there had been an error which needed adjusting.
The instructor said, during the exam, you took the
engine apart perfectly, which was worth 50% of the total mark. You put
the engine back together again perfectly, which is also worth 50% of the
mark. I gave you an extra 50% because you did all of it THROUGH the