The Genome Asia 100K Project, launched in 2016, aims to sequence the genomes of 100,000 Asian individuals to address the underrepresentation of non-European populations in most published genomics studies. The first pilot phase of the project was completed recently, with the publication of 1739 genome sequences from samples spread across 64 different Asian countries.
Whether it be in a spy movie or a romantic novel, secret coded messages have captured our imagination for ages. Now, a new chemical synthesized by researchers at the CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), Thiruvananthapuram allows invisible messages to be imprinted by sunlight on cellulose paper. The messages can only be read under UV light, and self-destruct within days.
Indian National Science Academy (INSA) releases a book that offers a look into the impact of science in independent India.