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By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: September 6 If the anomalies are not removed by then, Lt Gen (retd) Balbir Singh, We direct HUDA to take all effective adequate steps to redress the grievance of the petitioners? The directions were passed in the wake of a petition filed by Arushi Co-operative and Executive Apartments Co-operativeGroup Housing SocietyPanchkula The two societies had moved court with a grievance that sewage and rainwater gather in front of the premises and emit foul smell and cause pollution For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWASHINGTON DC—A congressman’s warning A mother’s heart-wrenching appeal The long shadow of eugenics Philosophical ethical and moral debates Uncertain science and patchy regulations And a cast that included international delegations and the three scientists widely expected to share a Nobel Prize for a new DNA-changing technology commonly called CRISPR All was on display—and streaming live online—at the International Summit on Human Gene Editing which concluded yesterday here at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Before several hundred people Bill Foster (D–IL) who is the only PhD physicist in the US Congress kicked off the summit on Tuesday with a reminder that gaining public acceptance of what scientists and physicians want to do with CRISPR and similar tools is critical “For many people outside this room including most members of Congress CRISPR is still an unknown term” he noted “I believe that it’s important that the first side of CRISPR presented to the public is a positive one CRISPR and related technologies have the potential to revolutionize the treatment of diseases but could be used in many ways not beneficial to society” The conference ended with the organizing committee a mix of 12 biologists physicians and bioethicists strongly endorsing the use of CRISPR and similar methods for basic research that involves altering the DNA sequences of human eggs sperm or embryos—work that is at the moment ineligible for federal funding in the United States and that in Germany could even get a scientist imprisoned But the summit’s organizers concluded that actually trying to produce a human pregnancy from such modified germ cells or embryos either through in vitro fertilization (IVF) with the sperm or eggs or the implantation of an embryo is currently “irresponsible” because of ongoing safety concerns and a lack of societal consensus The group’s statement however did not permanently rule out such gene editing of the germline presumably to prevent the transmission of genetic disease from a parent to child (Introducing permanent “enhancements” into the human genome was largely deemed off-limits although a few attendees rejected that general consensus) In fact the missive called for revisiting the issue on a “regular basis” “Over the years the unthinkable has become conceivable We’re on the cusp of a new era in human history” California Institute of Technology in Pasadena biologist David Baltimore chair of the summit organizing committee told the audience With their statement which did not necessarily represent unanimity among summit attendees despite some media reports to the contrary the organizing committee became the latest group to weigh in on the myriad possibilities brought to the forefront by the molecular toolkit known as CRISPR Shown to work just 3 years ago CRISPR consists of a an enzyme called a nuclease and a piece of RNA that homes in on a targeted DNA sequence enabling the enzyme to introduce precisely targeted mutations corrections to mutations or other alterations CRISPR and related tools are transforming biology from the most basic science to the development of new crops and farm animals But it was their potential use in humans that riveted the public and policy makers this year after a Chinese team became the first to publicly report using it to alter the DNA of human embryos (nonviable ones produced as part of IVF efforts) and a UK group said it wanted to do similar research in the United Kingdom In response NAS US National Academy of Medicine the Royal Society and the Chinese Academy of Sciences rushed to convene this week’s summit Many have compared the gathering to the 1975 gathering in Asilomar California where a small group of biologists debated then-new but much cruder techniques for recombining DNA sequences and famously called for a moratorium on such work until concerns over the accidental release of genetically modified organisms were resolved Yet in his opening remarks on Tuesday Baltimore who was at Asilomar was among many who sought to distinguish the two meetings Asilomar was about the biosafety of lab experiments he stressed whereas this new summit was motivated by ethical issues and concerns about safety in treating human patients CRISPR is so cheap widespread and easy to harness that the concept of an Asilomar-like moratorium on its use seems impractical Baltimore added Sharpening CRISPR’s cuts The summit saw complex discussions of how CRISPR works and how it could quickly be improved Just this week for example a team led by Feng Zhang of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT one of the pioneers of the method published a paper in Science on engineering the nuclease part of CRISPR so that it more accurately cuts the intended DNA target Others discussed tweaking the RNA portion of CRISPR so that it will more accurately home in on the desired sequence reducing “off-target” effects Zang who shared the stage at one point with Jennifer Doudna of the University of California Berkeley and Emmanuelle Charpentier of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin—the trio many predict will win a Nobel for development of CRISPR—also noted that even better genome-editing tools may be discovered CRISPR was found in bacteria which use it to cut the DNA of invading viruses and it may not be unique “There are likely more powerful systems still out there in nature” he said Several speakers addressed the least controversial clinical use of human gene editing—employing CRISPR and its competitors on cells other than eggs sperm or embryos in order to treat disease In clinical trials already underway for example researchers have used an older gene-editing technique enzymes call zinc finger nucleases in immune cells to deactivate the gene for CCR5 a surface protein that HIV latches onto in order to infect cells HIV-infected people have subsequently received injections of these virus-resistant cells Other plans include using CRISPR to reverse blood disorders such as sickle cell anemia and beta thalassemia caused by mutations in the hemoglobin gene A mother’s tragedy But the meeting ranged far beyond science Historian Daniel Kevles of Yale University gave a primer on the eugenics movement and its popularity in the United States long before the rise of the Nazis its most notorious enthusiasts While arguing that state-mandated eugenics efforts were unlikely to arise again he noted that other forces such as commercial incentives and consumer demand for genetic enhancement could push germline gene editing into dangerous territories Later in a session on societal implications University of Manchester philosopher John Harris and Catholic theologian Hille Haker of Loyola University Chicago in Illinois squared off over the prospect of editing the germline Harris argued that nothing was sacred about the germline that all forms of assisted reproduction affect future generations and that normal reproduction is a “genetic lottery” that often produces birth defects and disease “If sex had been invented it would never have been permitted or licensed … it’s far too dangerous” he joked But Haker contended that parents with genetic disease should consider adoptions or other options instead “There is no right to a genetically related child” she said The session ended on a dramatic note when an audience member Sarah Gray of the American Association of Tissue Banks came to a microphone and holding back tears spoke of when she gave birth to a son with anencephaly who suffered seizures for 6 days until he died "If you have the skills and the knowledge to eliminate these diseases then freakin’ do it” she concluded But whether germline editing is the best way to prevent the transmission of genetic diseases occupied much of the summit discussions (In Gray’s specific case it’s not clear how often anencephaly stems from inherited genetic mutations) For many at the meeting the debate came down to where they stood on the value of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) a relatively new procedure in which cells removed from IVF embryos are screened for inherited mutations and only apparently healthy embryos are implanted In most cases in which one or both parents have a known inheritable disease Mendelian genetics implies that some fraction of their embryos will be free of the responsible mutation(s) With PGD those embryos could be identified and implanted Baltimore crystallized much of the discussion over PGD in his opening remarks asking: “Is it more ethical to edit embryos or screen a lot of embryos and throw many away” In some inherited diseases however no IVF embryos would be normal rendering PGD useless If both parents have cystic fibrosis for example any offspring would inherit the disease—it’s a so-called autosomal recessive disorder which means an affected person has mutations in both copies of the key gene and all children of an affected couple would also carry double mutations In such circumstances gene editing of embryos sperm or eggs may be the only option but that doesn’t mean it’s safe enough yet In the Chinese human embryo experiment CRISPR cut many nontargeted genes Whereas many researchers at the summit expressed confidence that off-target effects could be considerably reduced Rudolf Jaenisch of MIT stressed a less-appreciated worry: When CRISPR repairs one copy of a disease gene it sometimes introduces mutations into the healthy copy And Eric Lander of the Broad Institute noted that if gene editing is attempted in early stage human embryos rather than in sperm or eggs there’s no obvious way to verify it worked in all cells so a mosaic embryo with some mutant tissues might still be produced Editing a better human Lander also confronted an issue that haunted many of the discussions: enhancement Could and should gene editing be used to increase disease resistance boost cognitive skills or otherwise improve people genetically Lander argued that we know far too little about the human genome’s role in cognition and other traits to try to mess with it “The conclusion is simply humility Before we make permanent changes to the human gene pool we should exercise considerable caution” said Lander who was on the summit’s organizing committee Exercising caution is the responsibility of scientists but also of government regulators In discussions of how and whether human gene editing should be regulated most agreed that somatic cell editing—cells other than eggs sperm or embryos—could be handled by existing systems such as ones designed to review traditional gene therapy work Barbara Evans of the University of Houston Law Center in Texas noted however that the US Food and Drug Administration will have to decide whether gene editing should be treated as a drug or a medical device because the two categories are regulated very differently As for germline engineering that produces human pregnancies a pastiche of laws and regulations around the world address that issue—more than 40 countries have outlawed that option but many others including the United States have not with some restricting the practice in others ways such as not allowing federal funding for clinical trials that involve such work For scientists wanting to apply CRISPR in basic research on human eggs sperm or embryos the landscape is equally confusing—in some places research on spare embryos from IVF efforts is permitted but new human embryos can’t be made just for experimentation for example Clarity will be slow in coming In their concluding statement Baltimore and his fellow meeting organizers called for an “ongoing forum” led by the societies that convened the summit and NAS has an established panel on human gene editing that should deliver a report next year They and others aiming to set guidelines for the myriad uses of CRISPR and its brethren on human cells clearly have no easy task “The ‘science’ of regulation is more precarious and uncertain than the science of gene editing” Evans saidCan you tell a pygmy blue whale from an Antarctic blue whale If not you aren’t alone Marine biologists have had trouble distinguishing these enormous mammals with mottled skin patterns ever since they began studying them—and that has complicated efforts to figure out where they breed and how to best protect them Now researchers have caught a break thanks to a pygmy whale named Isabela Researchers first photographed the whale and collected her DNA in 1998 in the waters off the Galapagos Islands Then in 2006 another team photographed and collected samples from a similar looking whale off Chile (both photos above) Now in a study published online before print in Marine Mammal Science scientists compared those samples and photographs and discovered that they both belonged to the same whale That means Isabela (named after the lead author’s daughter to represent hope for future preservation efforts) migrated a minimum of 5200 km the longest recorded latitudinal migration made by any Southern Hemisphere blue whale on record The findings suggest Chile’s and the Galapagos’ blue whale aggregations are connected meaning those feeding in the Gulf of Corcovado off Chile may be breeding in the Tropical Eastern Pacific Knowing where this species migrates—including its feeding and breeding grounds—can help conservationists and governments better establish marine protected areas the team says HC gives go-ahead to connect Sector-20 sewage line with treatment plantThe Punjab and Haryana High Court has lifted the stay over connecting a sewerage line in Sector 20, ? they said.By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: December 24 who was in the chair,and candidly discussing what had happened.

said ? During the meeting, as their leader,while the PSCM M L Tayal has been appointed as Member Competition Commission of India at the Centre and will be relieved on October 30. Chief Secretary Dharam Vir and CEO Sajjan Singh are retiring on October 31.

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