The Tales Genes tell.

Twenty three thousand is a big number. Or is it? Depends on what one is referring to. Most experts expected more. Maybe lakhs, they thought. Genes. The three base pair sequences in the massive molecule of our DNA. Every one of our cells has a copy. About 23000 of them determine what we are- as […]

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Thyroid diseases- in a nutshell.

The thyroid gland is a small butterfly shaped thing sitting just under the skin and muscles in front of the neck, under the voice box. Usually , it is not visible. When it becomes big, due to some disease or abnormality, it is commonly called‘Goitre’. Then it is prominent as a swelling in front of […]

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Screw-ups and Systems

In Chattisgharh, innocent women die. A waste of young life. A carnage. An outcry that happens only when something goes wrong- ensues. Doctors are blamed. Government officials are crucified. Autopsies reveal no technical problems with the procedures. But tests reveal rat poison in some of the dispensed drugs. It may still be only contributory. Was […]

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