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24 May Posted by in Nepal Policy | 14 comments

A Decade in Nepali Biotech – Bitter Side of a Tasty Fruit!!

A Decade in Nepali Biotech – Bitter Side of a Tasty Fruit!!

In early January 2010, a news covered by Kantipur Television News struck my mind. The then Minister for Science & Technology of Nepal had pleaded the cabinet to assign him some work as he was apparently “jobless” even after holding the top-notch post in the science & technology field. You could just make a rough ...



Genetic Ancestry of Nepalis

Genetic Ancestry of Nepalis

One evening, few years back, my grandpa passed down a legacy to me and my cousins – the story of our ancestors. I belong to a Newar community which is one among the indigenous people of Kathmandu Valley. Newars have been living in Kathmandu valley from the prehistoric times. As per my grandpa, our ancestors ...



The Three Musketeers of Genome Sciences and Bioinformatics

The Three Musketeers of Genome Sciences and Bioinformatics

The 19th and 20th centuries were marked by an era of scientific discovery. The physical, chemical and mathematical sciences flourished right from the beginning of this era. However, biological sciences were left much behind and were considered merely as a descriptive science. When the biologist had just discovered the cell, the building-block of every living ...