Japan approves growing human organs in animals for first time

Scientists in Japan has received government permission to grow human organs in animals for the first study of its kind in the country. The research involves genetically modifying sheep or pig embryos so they cannot grow a specific organ.Human induced pluripotent stem(iPS) cells are then injected into the embryo in the hope that the DNA… Continue reading Japan approves growing human organs in animals for first time

Colistin banned in animal food industry

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued an order prohibiting the manufacture, sale and distribution of colistin and its formulations for food-producing animals, poultry, aqua farming and animal feed supplements. Activists across the country has welcomed this move as a massive victory for the movement against antimicrobial resistance.  According to experts,the recent step… Continue reading Colistin banned in animal food industry

Soon, contraceptives for animals

The Ministry of Environment,Forest and Climate Change (MOEFCC) has launched a project for undertaking ‘immunocontraceptive measures’ for population management of four species of wild animals. The four species of wild animals are (a)elephant (b)wild boar (c)monkey and (d)blue bull(Nilgai).The project will begin in Uttarakhand and then be extended to other States. Immunocontraception is a technology… Continue reading Soon, contraceptives for animals