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6) What is CCR5-delta 32 often seen in news recently?  What are its implications for Indian bioinformatics industry? Discuss (250 words)

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6) What is CCR5-delta 32 often seen in news recently?  What are its implications for Indian bioinformatics industry? Discuss (250 words)

Indianexpress

 

Why this question:

The article discusses the recent developments of  CCR5-delta 32: The rare mutation that could help stop HIV. It brings out the detailed analysis of case of the London Patient in which case the scientists have successfully duplicated Dr Hütter’s CCR5-delta 32 experiment.

Key demand of the question

The answer must elaborate in detail concept of CCR5-delta 32 in the context of London patient experiment -the  remarkable research breakthrough that appears to have cured the anonymous “London Patient” of HIV that was based on a stem cell transplant involving CCR5-delta 32 homozygous donor cells.

Directive word

Discuss– this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. we also have to discuss about the related and important aspects of the question in order to bring out a complete picture of the issue in hand.

Structure of the answer

Introduction:

One can start with facts and details of the research on the anonymous “London Patient” of HIV  and the stem cell transplant involving CCR5-delta 32 homozygous donor cells.

Body:

Discuss  the details of the research, details of Dr Hütter’s CCR5-delta 32 experiment, relate it to the famous gene editing – CRISPR technology, in what way it is an improvement over it,  discuss how it is indeed a path-breaking technology.

Significance of it to the Indian bioinformatics sector etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward in the Health industry sector at a global level.