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IndiGen Genome Project

Published on October 27, 2019
Current context: The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology has conducted Whole Genome Sequencing of 1,008 Indian under the IndiGen Genome project.
IndiGen Genome Project
  • CSIR has led human genomic sciences in India for studying the “Indian Genome Variation”.
  • The outcomes of the IndiGen will be utilized towards understanding the genetic diversity on a population scale and enable genetic epidemiology of diseases.
  • The Union Minister of Science & Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan, has launched the IndiGenome card and IndiGenome mobile application to enable participants and clinicians to access clinically actionable information in their genomes.
  • The IndiGen initiative was undertaken by CSIR in April 2019.
  • The IndiGen Genome project is implemented by the CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), Delhi and CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad.
  • The outcomes of the IndiGen will have vast area of applications including preventive medicine, efficient diagnosis of rare genetic diseases.

Question: 

Q.1 What is the name of the project launched by the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology for Genome Sequencing of Indians?
a. India’s Genome Sequencing Project
b. IndiGen Genome project
c. Genome India Project
d. Indi Science Genome Project
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