Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID) Why in News? China has released genome sequencing data for the coronavirus responsible for a recent outbreak in Beijing. It has shared this data with WHO and GISAID. What the data suggest? At least one of …

Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID) What to study? For Prelims: About GISAID and genome sequencing. For Mains: Why is it important to understand the genomic sequence of COVID-19? Context: So far, India has shared nine whole genome sequences of the novel …