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የኢትዮጵያ ባዮቴክኖሎጂ ኢንስቲትዩት አመራርና ሰራተኞች ማቴወስ ወንዱ የኢትዮጵያ ካንስር ሶሳይቲን ጎበኙ

17/08/2018
የኢትዮጵያ ባዮቴክኖሎጂ ኢንስቲትዩት አመራርና ሰራተኞች ማቴወስ ወንዱ የኢትዮጵያ ካንስር ሶሳይቲን ጎበኙ፡፡ የጉብኝቱ ዋና አላማም ሰብአዊ እርዳታን ከማድረግ ባሻገር በሃገራችን የካንስር በሽታ በአይነትና በመጠኑ አሳሳቢ ደረጃ ላይ ከመድረሱ ጋር ተያይዞ ኢንስቲትዩቱ ቅድሚያ ስጥቶ ከሚሰራቸው ዘጠኝ የምርምር ስራዎች ውስጥ አንዱ የሆነውን የጤና ባዮቴክኖሎጂ ምርምርን መሰረት አድርጎ ሁሉም ስው ሰለበሽታው ግንዛቤ ኖሮት ቅድመ መከላከል ላይ ትኩረት እንዲያደርግ የግንዛቤ ማስጨበጫ ስራ በጋራ ለመሰራትና በቀጣይም በምርምር ስራዎች እገዛ ለማድረግ ነው፡፡ በእለቱም ከጉብኝት ጋር ተያይዞ ለምግብነት የሚገለግሉ ፓስታ፣ ሩዝ፣ ወተትና ለህጻናት የሚገለግሉ ቁሳቁሶችን ለሶሳይቲው ድጋፍ ተደርጎል፡፡ በተያያዘም ሶሳይቲው ያለበትን ደርጃ በሶሳይቲው ዋና ስራአስኪያጅ አቶ ወንዱ በቀለ ማብራሪያ ተድጎል፡፡ በማብራሪያቸውም ሶሳይቲው በአሁኑ ሰአት በርካታ ስራዎችን እየሰራ ቢገኝም እንደ ኢትዮጵያ ባዮቴክኖሎጂ ኢንስቲትዩት ያሉ የምርምር ተቋማት እገዛ እንደሚየሥፈልገውና በቀጣይም አብሮ መስራት እንደሚፈልግ ገልጸዋል፡፡ በጉብኝቱ ላይ የተገኙት የኢትዮጵያ ባዮቴክኖሎጂ ኢንስቲትዩቱ ዋና ዳይሪክተር ዶ/ር ካሳሁን ተስፋዬ በበኩላቸው ሶሳይቲው እየሰራ ያለውን ስራ መልካምነት በመግለጽ በቀጣይ ቀጣይናት ባለው መልኩ በእውቀትና አስፈላጊ በሆኑ ነገረ ጉዳዮች ላይ እገዛ ለማደርግና ዝግጁ እንደሆኑ ገልጸዋል፡፡

AgriLife Scientists Use Gene Knock in Approach for Broad Disease Resistance in Food Crops

05/07/2018
A new gene editing technique has the potential to confer broad-spectrum disease resistance to specific staple crops without affecting other physical traits, according to a scientist from Texas A&M AgriLife Research. Dr. Junqi Song, a plant pathologist in AgriLife together with his team of researchers, explores how a "knock-in" gene editing approach might achieve better disease resistance in many crop plants. Instead of switching genes off (knocking out), they used CRISPR-Cas9 system to introduce, or knock in a specific group of genetic regulators that allow disease resistance without affecting the plant. "By comparison, the knock-in approach is a much more complicated process than knockout," Dr. Song stressed. The knock in will form an introduced system that helps the plant's existing disease resistance genes to be more efficient in countering the attacking pathogens. Dr. Song's team currently focuses on addressing late blight disease in tomato and potato but may have implications for other important food crops such as wheat, rice, cotton, strawberry, carrot, and citrus.

የኢትዮጵያ ባዮቴክኖሎጂ ምክር ቤት ስብሰባ አካሄደ

21/06/2018
የኢትዮጵያ ባዮቴክኖሎጂ ምክር ቤት ሰኔ 12/2010 ዓ.ም 2ተኛ መደበኛ ጉባኤውን በዘርፉ ረቂቅ የፖሊሲ ሰነድ እና በኢንስቲትዩቱ ቀጣይ የትኩረት አቅጣጫዎች ዙሪያ በጠቅላይ ሚኒስቴር ፅ/ቤት ውይይት አካሄዷል፡፡

Ethiopia Approves Environmental Release of Bt Cotton and Grants Special Permit for GM Maize

07/06/2018
The Government of Ethiopia is the latest African country to authorize cultivation of biotech crops by granting two landmark approvals for environmental release of Bt cotton and research trials on biotech maize. In a letter signed by the Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change H.E. Gamado Dale to the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (Applicant), the country will start with two Bt cotton hybrids: JKCH1050 and JKCH1947. The release for Bt cotton is based on experts' analysis of the results from two-season confined field trials conducted under the supervision of the Biosafety Affairs Directorate of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change and Biosafety technical working team drown from different institutions that have evaluated the final report submitted by the applicant. The Ethiopian government has identified cotton as a strategically important commodity crop to supply raw material for the rapidly growing textile sector and to generate thousands of jobs along the cotton sub-sector value chain. On maize, the research institute will commence confined field trials of an event with stacked traits for drought tolerance and insect resistance in partnership with the African Agricultural Foundation. The research permit is for five years.

የኢኮኖሚ እድገቱ አቅጣጫ - ናኖ እና ማቴሪያል ቴክኖሎጂ

01/06/2018
ከኢትዮጵያ ነባራዊ ሁኔታ አኳያ ወደፊት የተሻለ ዕድል ያላቸውን የቴክኖሎጂ ዓይነቶች የመለየትና በጋራ የማሰባሰብ ሥራዎች እየተከናወኑ ነው፤ በዚህ ረገድ ዕድል አላቸው ተብለው ከተለዩ የቴክኖሎጂ ዓይነቶች መካከል ናኖ ቴክኖሎጂ፣ ባዮ ቴክኖሎጂ፣ ማቴሪያል ሳይንስና ኤሌክትሮኒክስ ቴክኖሎጂዎች ይገኙበታል፡፡ እነዚህ ቴክኖሎጂዎች በምርምርና በልማት ዘርፉ እንደ አገር ለመቀጠልና ዓለም አቀፍ ተወዳዳሪነትን ለማረጋገጥ ወሳኝና ከወዲሁ እንቅስቃሴ ሊጀመርባቸው እንደሚገባ ይታመናል፡፡ ናኖ ቴክኖሎጂ ከስሙ ጀምሮ ለአገሪቱ አዲስ ቢሆንም በተለያዩ የኢንዱስትሪ ዘርፎች ተፈጥሮአዊ ንጥረ ነገርን በአቶምና ሞሉክዩል ደረጃ የኢንጅነሪንግ ሥራዎች በማከናወን ለሰው ልጅ ጥቅም ሲባል በመጠን እጅግ ያነሰ ከ 1 እስከ 100 ናኖ (ቢሊዮንኛ ሜትር) ሆኖ የላቀ ውጤት ያለው ምርት መፈብረክ የሚያስችል የምርምር አድማስ ነው:: ናኖ ቴክኖሎጂን የሚያጠኑ ተመራማሪዎች እንደሚሉት፤ ቴክኖሎጂው ድህነትን ከመቀነስ አንስቶ እስከ የሞት መጠንን መቀነስ የሚደርሱ ጠቀሜታዎችን ያስገኛል፡፡ ቴክኖሎጂው ተቀባይነት ሲያገኝና በስፋት ተግባር ላይ ሲውል፣ የሰዎችን ሕይወትና አኗኗር ሙሉ ለሙሉ የመለወጥ ተስፋም ሊጣልበት የሚችል ነው፡፡

DRONES AND INDUSTRY DRONES AND INDUSTRY

 The growth in the profile of drones has surely by now moved out of the folder marked ‘fad’. Where once flying model aircraft was seen as a fairly niche hobby, enjoyed by men with sensible jackets and thick-rimmed glasses, now seemingly everyone wants to get in on the drone act.

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Instead Of Destroying Jobs Artificial Intelligence (AI) Is Creating New Jobs In 4 Out Of 5 Companies Instead Of Destroying Jobs Artificial Intelligence (AI) Is Creating New Jobs In 4 Out Of 5 Companies

AI will lead to humans losing their jobs and widespread redundancy – that’s the theory, anyway. However new research has suggested that firms which are investing in smart, automated and self-teaching systems are more likely to be creating jobs with it.

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DeepMind Ethics & Society DeepMind Ethics & Society

We hope to contribute to the thriving field of AI ethics and social impact through original interdisciplinary research that also draws upon technical insights from our team, expertise from other disciplines, and the voices of people affected by the development of these new technologies. Our research themes reflect the key ethical challenges that we believe exist for us and the wider AI community. We intend to undertake research and collaborations in each of these areas, with our priorities determined  by the differing degrees of urgency of the challenges ahead.

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