Genome sequencing: A solution to India's problem of rare genetic diseases
A genome is a person’s complete set of DNA, including all genes with more than 3 billion DNA base pairs. Genome sequencing will lead to precision medication, instead of clinicians giving drugs based on collective knowledge. Diagnostic companies such as Dr Lal Path-Labs and Lifecell have already partnered with IndiGen, offering genetic testing.
Could Genome Research Council under public-private partnership be a way forward for India’s human genome program?
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Genome sequencing to help prevent inbreeding among tigers
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Scientists are sequencing the genome of Ranthambore's tigers, the most isolated feline and one that, it is feared, could be wiped out due to possible inbreeding.
Startups must go global from the start: JF Gauthier, Founder Genome
"For the success of a new venture, extrinsic, contextual and ecosystem-level factors are as important as intrinsic ones."
Whole-genome sequencing can identify cancer-linked mutations
About 5 to 10 per cent of all cancers are caused by known inherited gene mutations. These mutations are passed down from generation to generation.
Wheat genome unravelled: can help in dealing with climate change
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS/Mongabay) It took the best scientific minds from 20 nations, including India, to scale what is considered as the "Mt. Everest of the genome world".
Scientists unveil genome of India's national bird
Bhopal, June 4 (IANS/Mongabay .com) After a two-year-long effort, a team of researchers from IISER-Bhopal has been able to sequence the genome of India's national bird, the peacock (Pavo cristatus).
Genome India Project launched in northeast
Imphal, Oct 24 (IANS) Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) of over 2,000 individuals spanning different ethnic, linguistic and socio-cultural sections of the northeastern states will be carried out as part of the Genome India Project, launched in the region on Tuesday.
MedGenome Labs closes Series C funding round at $40 million
MedGenome will use the proceeds to expand the clinical genomic testing market by entering Tier-II and Tier-III towns and cities and “democratize the critical genetic tests like non-invasive pre-natal screening (NIPT) and new-born genetic testing,” among others.
Scientists sequence Tulsi genome for medicinal properties
The medicinal properties of Tulsi are attributed to specialised compounds produced as a part of its defence mechanism.
'Alien' octopus genome sequenced for first time
Researchers sequenced the genome of the California two-spot octopus (Octopus bimaculoides), the first cephalopod ever to be fully sequenced.
Scientists sequence coffee genome
That means coffee did not inherit caffeine-linked genes from a common ancestor, but instead developed them on its own.
Genome sequencing brings woolly mammoth clones closer
A mammoth gene involved in temperature sensation was resurrected in the laboratory and its protein product characterised.
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University to sequence crop and microbial genomes
Through this MoU, GLS aims to contribute its expertise in NGS and bioinformatics by working with TNAU in collaborative research and skill development programs.
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