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Q. Consider the following statements regarding recent developments in the field biotechnology.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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1 and 3 only
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1 and 2 only
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2 only
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1, 2 and 3 only
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Solution

The correct option is C
2 only
Explanation:

Statement 1 is incorrect: Earth Genome Project: It is an international consortium of scientists which will undertake the project that aims to sequence, catalogue, and characterize the genomes of every eukaryotic biodiversity on Earth over 10 years to sequence 1.5 million species in three phases.

Statement 2 is correct: Three-parent baby, human offspring produced from the genetic material of one man and two women through the use of assisted reproductive technologies, specifically mitochondrial manipulation (or replacement) technologies and three-person in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Statement 3 is incorrect: GM Mustard: Dhara Mustard Hybrid-11 is a Genetically Modified (GM) mustard hybrid. Hybrids are normally obtained by crossing 2 genetically diverse plants from the same species.

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