Benefits and Challenges of the Genome India Project

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Science and Technology    Source: Th  Context: The Genome India Project, funded by the Department of Biotechnology, has completed sequencing 10,000 Indian genomes, creating a reference for Indian genetic diversity.   What is the Genome India Project? It endeavours to sequence 10,000 Indian human genomes and create a database. This research …

Genome India Project

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TH Context: The Genome India Project, a Centre-backed initiative to sequence 10,000 Indian human genomes and create a database, is about two-thirds completed and will be 100% complete by year-end. Of the 7,000 genomes sequenced about 3,000 are already available for public access (as per the Department of Biotechnology)   …

Genome India project

Topics Covered: Issues related to biotechnology. Genome India project What to study? For prelims: What is genome sequencing and how is it done?  For Mains: Significance, need and challenges to the project.  Context: The government has cleared an ambitious gene-mapping project, called Genome India Project. Overview of Genome India Project: The Rs 238-crore Genome India …