The Indian Council of Medical Research is the nation’s top body for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research. It has been around in various avatars since the early 20th century and was given its current name in 1949. It’s funded by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
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February 23, 2013 at 11:40am
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January 23, 2013 at 08:36am
If you are a gay couple or a single man/woman looking for a surrogate then India’s no longer the place for you. A new Home Ministry directive has
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