ANNOUNCEMENTS
Senior and Intermediate Fellowships in Biomedical Research

The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance announces the launch of Senior and Intermediate fellowship for next competition. Preliminary applications due by 13 August, 2015. For more details, click here

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Life sciences opportunities in India: A special session at EMBO meeting 2015

A special session is organised by IndiaBioScience & WellcomeTrust/DBT India Alliance at the EMBO meeting scheduled to be held in Birmingham, UK between 5-8 September 2015. The session is for graduate students, postdocs and group leaders interested in research opportunities in India. India Alliance announces travel award for attending the EMBO meeting. For more details about the travel award, click here

ANNOUNCEMENTS
M.Sc. in Human Disease Genetics

The Centre for Human Genetics is a centre for advanced research, teaching and training in areas which lie at the interface of modern genetics and medicine. A 2-year Master's degree programme (Degree to be awarded by the University of Mysore) in Human Disease Genetics is due to begin at this centre in Bangalore. The deadline for receiving application is 18 May, 2015. For more details, click here.

NEWS STORY
Study shows that potential DNA-damaging agents lurk in our bloodstream

Scientists at ACTREC investigate the functional significance of DNA fragments released into the bloodstream by dying cells. Debaleena Basu report on their studies, which show that these fragments cause integrate into healthy cells and cause DNA damage.

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Study catalogues priority issues in conservation

A team of ecologists, conservationists and social scientists from several countries solicited and analysed concerns related to Indian biodiversity management and conservation from the public. Harini Barath and Anjali Vaidya tell us more about the results of this survey, the first of its kind in India.