You could call them India’s first nerds to have morphed into businessmen chasing innovation, while retaining their academic hats. Four computer scientists from Bangalore’s Indian Institute of Science teamed up to apply their skills to biology and produced India’s first commercial bioinformatics product: software to speed up high-throughput crystallography for protein structure determination.

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The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.

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