I was working on a freelancing project which required me to create an admin panel with functionalities to control various components in the user model. Considering the urgency of the delivery, the natural choice for me was to set up the project with Firebase. I had previously dabbled with Firebase Cloud Firestore, and Authentication and I had thought this was the extent of the services offered by Firebase. To my surprise, this was just the beginning. I discovered Firebase Cloud Functions, which provide a way for a developer to create RESful APIs, manage buckets, and run cron jobs. I ended…


“I think it’s much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong” — Dr. Richard Feynman. Image by Mario Dobelmann from Unsplash.

Fun Fact: People had been selectively breeding plants long before we ever conceived the notion of genes and genetics.

By the April of 2003, after 13 years of painstaking work by 20 research institutions, we finally had, for the very first time, a complete map of the human genome consisting of ~ 3.4 billion base pairs. This was a huge accomplishment as it brought us closer to understanding the genetic makeup of us humans. But the interest in genetics had started a long time before that, and humans had been relying on genetics even longer than that — through selective…

Tayab Soomro

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