Genome sequencing

GS paper: 3 Topics Covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. Context: Complete human genome sequencing has been done Nearly two decades ago, when scientists published the map of the human genome for the first time, about 8% of the human DNA was left unsequenced. Now, this has been completed …

Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics (INSACOG):

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Biotechnology related issues.   Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics (INSACOG): Context: INSACOG led team has traced a total of 108 mutations of the SARS-Cov-2, which include four novel mutations in India, in the wastewater samples collected from Pune city between December 2020 and April 2021. How important is it for countries …

India’s coronavirus genome sequencing system

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Issues related to biotechnology.   Context: Novel Coronavirus Sequencing and analysis has declined sharply in India. The number of coronavirus samples sequenced and analysed in India has dropped. India formed the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics (INSACOG), a consortium of genome sequencing labs, in December 2020. While announcing INSACOG, the …