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Genomes sequencing at birth, low cost makes it a tempting proposition

As the cost of genome sequencing decreases, researchers and clinicians are debating whether all newborns should be sequenced at birth, facilitating a lifetime of personalised medical care. Researchers at The Hastings Center stated that health professionals should recommend parents to use direct-to-consumer genetic sequencing to diagnose or screen their newborns. “Genomics is a powerful tool, but the results it returns ... Read More »

Delhi govt move to reduce medical cost good, but has to consider reality

There is no doubt that the recent policy of the Delhi government is aimed at bringing down the cost to patient by preferring prescribing drugs from the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) and capping profits that hospitals can make on the rest of the drugs and consumables. It also attempts to bring in transparency, for example, by clearly displaying ... Read More »

iPhone 8 to Ditch Home Button for ‘Function Area’, Cost Over $1,000: KGI Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo

KGI analyst Ming Chi Kuo in a new note to his clients has predicted a few more things about the iPhone 8. In his note, Kuo reiterates that the iPhone 8 will ditch the home button for a full-screen design. This additional real estate will used to have a function area towards the bottom of the display that will bring ... Read More »

iPhone 8 Tipped to Cost Above $1,000; May Be Named iPhone X

There’s been a lot of speculation about the iPhone 8 with specifications and design changes being at the forefront. However, a fresh report sheds some light on the iPhone 8 price bracket. Reportedly, the premium device marking Apple’s 10-year anniversary could well be priced north of $1,000 (roughly Rs. 67,100) – thanks to the introduction of OLED displays. Furthermore, the ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall May Cost Company as Much as $1 Billion: Report

  Samsung recently suspended sales of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after multiple reports of battery explosions. The company was reported to be pulling the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from market shelves in over 10 countries including South Korea and the US. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 India shipments were also delayed due to the global recall of the smartphone. ... Read More »

1% Cut in Corporate Taxes to Cost Exchequer Rs 15K crore: Adhia

New Delhi: Finance Ministry today said it refrained from reducing the corporate tax rate by 1 per cent in 2016-17 Budget as it would have resulted in revenue sacrifice of Rs. 15,000 crore and impacted the fiscal consolidation programme. “The Finance Minister had his own limitations in terms of resources… You know how much the bill is going to come ... Read More »