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M.A., M.Ed., M.Phil.

Thilaka Ravi

Reporter, Writer and Quality Control Overseer for Medindia. Also teaches at the Institute of Distance Education (IDE), University of Madras.

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CRISPR-Cas9 can Cause Off-target Mutations

CRISPR-Cas9 can Cause Off-target Mutations

Unexpected DNA changes and off-target mutations in CRISPR-Cas9 edited mouse and human cells were reported in recent research. CRISPR-Cas9 has been heralded as the gene editing tool of choice to correct genetic disorders.

Health In Focus
Top 11 Health Benefits of Black Rice

Top 11 Health Benefits of Black Rice

Black rice was once reserved only for the kings. But, today everyone can avail the benefits of this nutrient-rich rice. Read the article to know about this nutritious rice and why it is the best in terms of nutrition.

Diet Articles
Test Your Knowledge on Lazy Eyes

Test Your Knowledge on Lazy Eyes

Lazy eye or amblyopia occurs when sight in one eye is less than the other in early childhood due to eye problems, causing the brain to prefer the better eye, making the other eye lazy. This quiz will tell you more on lazy eye.

Health Quiz
Changing Completely to Second-line Type 2 Diabetic Drugs Increases Risk of Major Complications

Changing Completely to Second-line Type 2 Diabetic Drugs Increases Risk of Major Complications

Treatment with certain antidiabetic drugs could make a type 2 diabetic person have an increased risk of complications.

Health In Focus
Senior Police Officer Set to Run a Marathon With Mouth Duct-taped to Spread Awareness on Organ Donation: Q & A

Senior Police Officer Set to Run a Marathon With Mouth Duct-taped to Spread Awareness on Organ Donation: Q & A

For organ donation awareness, Dr. Jayanth Murali, Director, Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption, TamilNadu South India is running a half-marathon with his mouth duct-taped

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