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Change In The Roots

GM herbs knock on the doors of Ayurveda

Change In The Roots
A.S. Satheesh
Change In The Roots
outlookindia.com
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Scientists at the Thiruvananthapuram-based Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) have created GM varieties of Brahmi and Kariyat, two herbs commonly used in Ayurveda, by introducing into the DNA clones of genes responsible for their beneficial properties. Doubling the benevolent genes leads to an increase in agents responsible for curative properties that include fighting cancer.

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