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IndiGen Genome Project

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
IndiGen Genome Project IndiGen Genome Project Reviewed by Neha Verma on October 27, 2019 Rating: 5

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