Read the full article by Wagdy Sawahel in SciDev.Net.:
"India is to host a US$7 million centre to provide biotechnology training and research opportunities for scientists from across Asia.
"The centre, which was given official backing by UNESCO last month, will also be a hub for biotechnology research, promoting South-South cooperation.
"The Indian science ministry's department of biotechnology will run the centre, which is likely in the capital New Delhi, although this has not yet been confirmed.
"India is contributing core funding for the centre, but once it is set up, the government will seek additional funds from UN agencies and other international bodies."