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Volume 4, Issue 4 (25 August 2017)

In-Focus                        

Plant genome editing using engineered nucleases and success of CRISPR/Cas9 system

Moon Sajid, Zohaib Hassan, Ghulam Hussain Sehrai, Muhammad Adeel Rana, Holger Puchta, Abdul QayyumRao

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Health

Anticancer screening of medicinal plant phytochemicals against Cyclin-Dependent Kinase-2 (CDK2): An in-silico approach

Wajahat Khan, Usman Ali Ashfaq, Sadia Aslam, Sidra Saif, Tehzeeb Aslam, Kishver Tusleem, Arooma Maryam, Muhammad Tahir ul Qamar

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Glyphosate: cancerous or not? Perspectives from both ends of the debate

 

Syeda Aamna Hassan, Farwa Akhlaq, Muhammad Tayyab, Ali Raza Awan, Sehrish Firyal, Waqas Ahmad Khan, Rashid Saif, Muhammad Wasim 


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Molecular Biology

The effect of N-acetyl cysteine on H2O2 mediated oxidative stress in Wharton╩╝s jelly derived mesenchymal stem cells

Fatima Ali, Abdu Ur Rehman Qadir, Nishat Fatima, Nadia Wajid

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Agriculture

A comparative analysis of machine learning approaches for plant disease identification

Hidayat ur Rahman, Nadeem Jabbar Ch, SanaUllah Manzoor, Fahad Najeeb, Muhammad Yasir Siddique, Rafaqat Alam Khan

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Seven Days in Life

09 – 15 October 2017 Advancements in Life Sciences' Seven Days in Life (09 - 15 October 2017)

happening
 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADeadly plague epidemic rages in Madagascar
An epidemic of the deadliest form of plague, pneumonic, has hit major cities and towns in Madagascar. Till now 343 people had been infected and 42 died, and numbers are rising rapidly.
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controversies
 

opeGerman researchers resign from Elsevier journals in push for nationwide open access
Five leading German scientists have resigned from their editorial positions at journals published by Elsevier, the latest step in a battle over open-access and subscription policies. 
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Research
 

maleMale scientists share more
Male scientists are more likely to share their published work than are women — but only with other men, a study of hundreds of researchers has found. 
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racesNew gene variants reveal the evolution of human skin color
Researchers have identified genes that help create diverse skin tones, such as those seen in the different races of Africa. 
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lifespanLearning and staying in shape key to longer lifespan
People who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogramme of weight they carry, research suggests.
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