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The promise of genome editing

In December 2019, the Pakistan Biotechnology Information Center (Lahore Chapter) hosted a “National Dialogue on Agricultural Biotechnology for Food Security”, in which experts called for a science-based regulatory landscape for new methods in agricultural biotechnology, including genome editing. The dialogue also featured …Continue reading

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The promise of genome editing

In December 2019, the Pakistan Biotechnology Information Center (Lahore Chapter) hosted a “National Dialogue on Agricultural Biotechnology for Food Security”, in which experts called for a science-based regulatory landscape for new methods in agricultural biotechnology, including genome editing. The dialogue also featured …Continue reading

Hot weather takes its toll on mental health

Researchers found that hot days increase the probability that an average adult in the U.S. will report bad mental health. Moreover, people are willing to pay several dollars to avoid each additional hot day in terms of its impact on self-reported mental …Continue reading

The prospects for economic inclusion in Pakistan

Having seen  a decade of regional instability, Pakistan is now predicted to join the league of countries that will contribute significantly to global growth over the next two decades. According to PWC’s The World in 2050, Pakistan should become a Top-20 economy …Continue reading

Human agency and human centered design need to be at the core of AI power change

Ayesha Khanna is CEO of ADDO AI, an artificial intelligence solutions provider. She is the author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization. Managing Editor, Areej Mehdi sat down with Ayesha about her vision for a smart city and a …Continue reading

Changing climate for tech startups

The 021Disrupt conference, organised by The Nest I/O in Karachi in November 2019, was unprecedented on multiple fronts. Captioned with the motto ‘nothing innovative ever stood still’, the conference, designed to link up investors and budding entrepreneurs in Pakistan, was more than …Continue reading

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